Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 12:49:38 -0400 From: "Christopher R. Coolidge" Subject: Re: phonetic spelling in high places -Reply On Tue, 3 Oct 1995, Molly Dickmeyer wrote: > >i quote from the latest (october 1995) Notes of the > >Princeton Club of New York (p. 5): > > > > GOING TO THE THEATER? > > Remember to try our special pre-fixe dinner > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > > in the Woodrow Wilson Room Monday through > > Saturday for only $19.95 plus... > >>--featuring, of course, subs (garnis) > > Tangentially... > I was at a Chinese restaraunt yesterday that had this on the top of > the menu: > > "A1 high-eating excellent. Hold your saliva please." > > I collect such things--any others? > > molly > dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > On an ad in Germany meant for English-speaking would-be users of a popular patent medecine: "Try______. We guarantee you will never get any better." I also played in a band in Montreal whose lead singer's English wasn't quite perfect; he insisted on designing our posters himself, though. One of his slogans: "Welcome Home- One of Montreal's most exciting bands to be seen!" How about Paul McCartney's famous line in "Live And Let Die": "In this e- ver changing world in which we live in..."