Monday, December 17, 2007

Mind your 'Ps' and 'Qs' and the odd 'n'

Well, a small business cocking up their English spelling is more forgivable than say a national carrier getting the grammar wrong on several million cardboard boxes served to every English speaking customer on short hops from Hanoi or HCM City to Danang or Nha Trang, etc.

This shop just opened up on the top of Dang Thai Mai, beside this bia hoi joint.

Can't really say anything to that can you. Recently built, it has yet to open. In a country with a few thousand menus advertising 'fried crap' and so on, not a big surprise, but if you're going for high-end, as they are in this case, it's a rather calamitous error.

(How's my spelling and grammar there? I realise I'm not necessarily one to be on the high horse in that regard)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Gourment" is an abbreviation of sort to reflect the government ownership of the joint!

It's rather clever, don't you think and you can only find it in Vietnam! There's a method to their madness!!!!!