Article: “Lehndorff: Spell-check those menus” (Aug.2006)

“I should be relaxing during these dog days of summer, but big questions plague my overheated mind. I get picky, picky, picky and wonder:

Why don’t people who write restaurant menus use spell-checker or have someone proofread them before they print them? I constantly catch spelling and grammatical errors among the starters and entrees. When I see “prosciutto wrapped shrimp,” I wonder why there isn’t a hyphen connecting the modifiers, i.e., “prosciutto-wrapped.”

It makes me think there are other details that have slipped below the management’s radar…”

source: “Lehndorff: Spell-check those menus” by John Lehndorff (Rocky Mountain News, Aug.4,2006)

related link:
Resource: Customers list their restaurant pet peeves and annoyances [WaiterBell Blog]


One Response to “Article: “Lehndorff: Spell-check those menus” (Aug.2006)”

  1. Cy Says:

    I know. It is weird. But the truly, deeply irritating thing is that our exquisite and precise correctnesses, especially in spelling, were once the sloppy errors of a previous generation, and some of the sloppy errors of this generation will eventually be accepted as correct. Dreadful, sloppy people will tell us that language changes. Your point about other details is a clincher. Uh-oh! Go home and do yourself some cheese on toast like wot I do (and do not go calling it welsh rarebit or is it rabbit?) (Sorry about any typos above.)

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