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Postby blunt » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:05 pm

Your family will love it!
Shtoop your mom, your dad, your brothers and sisters---heck, with this recipe you can shtoop the whole block!
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Postby Rosemary » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:56 pm

I'll see you "sammy" and raise you "chix", as in, "chix breast sandwich".

This term should be relegated to back-of-the-house only. It makes me crazy to see it used on menus and on signage -- in short, anywhere customers are learning about your restaurant.

"Prolly" is on my top five list.

"Should of" instead of "should have" gets my goat as well, thought that's a grammar issue.
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Postby Frank Booth » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:02 pm

I'll have that chix breast sammy, natch!
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Postby Rosemary » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:13 pm

Frank Booth wrote:I'll have that chix breast sammy, natch!


Whatev.
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Postby O.J. » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:45 pm

Rosemary wrote:I'll see you "sammy" and raise you "chix", as in, "chix breast sandwich".

This term should be relegated to back-of-the-house only. It makes me crazy to see it used on menus and on signage -- in short, anywhere customers are learning about your restaurant.

"Prolly" is on my top five list.

"Should of" instead of "should have" gets my goat as well, thought that's a grammar issue.


Couldn't agree more, Rosemary. Most cooks I know went out of their way to refer to menu items as anything but their proper terms, which was prolly(sorry) more about humor than timesaving. It just sounds silly when a non-cook uses the same lingo. It reminds me of the time that a bartender, trying to be "one of the boys", erringly referred to the Salamander as the "Scorpion". Needless to say, the word "Salamander" was permanently replaced.
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Postby supaunknown » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:08 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:In recent years, I've come to despise the abbreviation "W/O", but only because the untrained teenagers who work the grill at McDonald's routinely read it as "With Only", so instead of getting my double-cheeseburger without ketchup, it comes with only ketchup, rendering it completely inedible.

Ain't that the truth. I've had that happen many times also. Fuckin' ketchup can go to hell and die.

Love "sammich" or "sammi"

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Postby MoreFunThanWork » Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:11 pm

Thx
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Postby Marvell » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:16 pm

O.J. wrote: Most cooks I know went out of their way to refer to menu items as anything but their proper terms, which was prolly(sorry) more about humor than timesaving. It just sounds silly when a non-cook uses the same lingo.


The chorizo quesadilla in Pasqual'sian was the 'Chor Q.'

I loved it - it sounded like some kind of Star Trek alien god. "Chor Q hungers, Captain Kirk - let us go to him!"
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Postby Marvell » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:18 pm

supaunknown wrote:Fuckin' ketchup can go to hell and die.


Condiment hater.
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Postby magic moose » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:00 pm

Spelling is an issue. The choice not to spell, even if it's not abbreviated.

If you want to save time or show your coolness, abbreviate or create another cool nickname, but don't spell it wrong.

The word "chix" is OK. At least it gets rid of a syllable and the economy lets me convey the same thing in 1/2 the time (unless of course, someone thinks you mean "chicks" in which case you've wasted time, but you'll get it back over time by using chix all the time instead of chicken). Barring the up front cost of explanation and some pluralization confusion from time to time, over the long haul, you might really save some major time! In which you might do all sorts of things! And that's progress, my friends.

But what I don't like are those that save no time and do not even reinvent the phonics of the word. It really peeves me: "Kwik Trip" and a "Taystee" bread come to mind. wtf

tx
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Postby Maxine » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:18 pm

My favorite abbreviations is when my doctor writes this on a piece of paper and gives it to me to take to the chemist:

"Rx: SIG diazapam, 1-2 prn, 3 refill"

I skip and sign "Jesus loves me this I know..." all the way to the pharmacy.
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Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:26 pm

I actually like Xmas.
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Postby magic moose » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:51 pm

Just don't take the "X" out of Xmas. Malcolm is the reason for the season.
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Postby spanky » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:06 am

Marvell wrote:MILF

WTF?


You hate MILFs?? WTF?!?
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Postby punkarchivist » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:57 am

I hate all the cornball abbreviations used in news reporting/crawls, especially on Fox Noise, because they tend to get a little too cute. One that comes to mind is "Sec Def". Sounds like a rapper name.

Do people actually use "Wisco" and "Mad-Town" with a straight face? Never liked those much.

Always hated FUBAR, TTYL, LYLAS, LOL, abs, bro, cukes, etc.

I'm very irritated when people write like them text message. Like, "I C U L8R".

I have a friend who always says "hang a Roger" when he wants you to make a right turn, and to "do a Louie" for a left. I guess that isn't an abbreviation, but it bugs the heck out of me.

One abbreviation I can't stop using is 'dise to refer to The Paradise.
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