Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun With ESL

The Charleston area isn't exactly overrun with recent immigrants, but they are there. And every now and then, they open a Chinese restaurant and provide some wonderfully amusing mangled English:

Happy Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Beer 1 Piece $1.45
Dine In Only

That's from a restaurant menu hanging around in the kitchen at the office. Honest.

1 comment:

moneytastesbad said...

Have you ever noticed the paragraph that you find on most every Mexican Restaurant Menu? It says:

"If you are unfamiliar with Mexican food, please read our food descriptions. With your permission, we suggest the Special Dinner, not for the price, but because it is consistent with your convenience-some of everything. Not all Mexican food is hot. All of our dishes are meticulously prepared with authentic yet mild flavor. For those who like it hot, we put a dish of hot sauce on the table."

I have seen this exact paragraph at Rio Grande #3, Los Mariachi's (both in Morgantown, but not affiliated with each other), a Mexican joint in Pittsburgh, and I believe it is also on the Rio menu in Charleston.