Rantings of a sub-editor

September 17, 2010

Mmm, yummy

Filed under: oops! — substuff @ 9:43 am

Yep, that’s right. This is the kind of holiday snap I take! In response to an article on Guardian.co.uk about bad menu writing. I think we can let these folks off though, what with them being Japanese and all.

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7 Comments »

  1. Dammit. My efforts at being intelligent and insightful usually earn me an average of 60 views a day. Sometimes more than 100, sometimes less than 20 (on a sunny Saturday, for example). But put up a blurry photo of a menu with the word cock in it, and suddenly I am over 100 views before midday. Perverts!

    Comment by substuff — September 17, 2010 @ 10:48 am | Reply

  2. I’m sure somewhere in the world that would not be out of place on a cooking menu.

    Comment by Andy — September 17, 2010 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

    • I’d like to read that restaurant review!

      Comment by substuff — September 17, 2010 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  3. I can’t help but wonder what the dish is called in the original Japanese. Thanks for brightening my day.

    Comment by Pudsey Pindoctor — September 22, 2010 @ 12:35 pm | Reply

    • I think the Japanese differentiate between male and female chicken as an ingredient – I often saw ‘hen’ and ‘cock’ on menus.

      We ordered the dish (it had to be done) and received some tasty deep-fried chicken with a slice of lemon (the bitter orange?) on the side. It’s called kara-age in Japanese and is served in every good greasy spoon (greasy chopstick!).

      Dontcha just hate a know-it-all?

      Comment by substuff — September 22, 2010 @ 12:47 pm | Reply


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