Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY --"V" is for "verbose"

This is the bottom part of the brunch menu from Seattle's well-frequented and scrumptiously good Boat Street Cafe. I'm often amused by the length of warnings about food and such on menus or labels and was wondering how to shorten the verbosity of this one.  How about:

Allergic? Tell us. Beware of undercooked yolks! In a hurry? Eat elsewhere. Lotsa people=20% more tip. To go for $15 or more=10% or cheapskates can tip less. Figure out splitting the bill by yourselves or add 5%. No checks or American Express!  Enjoy your own dessert for $2.50 each.

See other V's at ABC WEDNESDAY.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

This would look good on your resume if you were looking for a job as a writer!

Olivier said...

a cause des proc├Ęs, ils sont obliges maintenant de mettre tous ces termes...c'est triste

Roger Owen Green said...

Too many words! People won't even read them, and it has important info re allergies and the like.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Daryl said...

that is funny

Leslie: said...

I can't imagine reading through all that!

Leslie
abcw team

richies said...

If you want verbosity check out the About Me section on my blog at An Arkies Musings

Gaelyn said...

I think your version works just fine, shorter and more fun to read.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ha!

TheChieftess said...

Hahaha!!! Your version is the best!!!