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  1. #1
    Paul M. Cook Guest

    Default Is it just me?

    OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle going
    on here.

    http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html

    Maybe I am just a cranky old man?

    Paul



  2. #2
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle going
    > on here.
    >
    > http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >
    > Maybe I am just a cranky old man?


    Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.

    Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    but you probably already knew that.



  3. #3
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >> OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >> going on here.
    >>
    >> http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>
    >> Maybe I am just a cranky old man?

    >
    > Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.


    Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.

    > Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    > but you probably already knew that.


    My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it can
    sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K sounds in
    their language.

    Paul



  4. #4
    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >
    >>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>going on here.
    >>>
    >>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>
    >>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?

    >>
    >>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.

    >
    >
    > Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >
    >
    >>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >>but you probably already knew that.

    >
    >
    > My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it can
    > sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K sounds in
    > their language.
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >



    What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite
    with the local drag Queens
    --
    JL

  5. #5
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j4ul7r$sch$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>> OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>> going on here.
    >>>
    >>> http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>
    >>> Maybe I am just a cranky old man?

    >>
    >> Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.

    >
    > Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >
    >> Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >> but you probably already knew that.

    >
    > My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    > can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    > sounds in their language.


    I heard a story yesterday of a little girl whose preschool teacher is named
    Mrs. Forker. But of course the little girl didn't pronounce it correctly
    and the mom was horrified. Told her to call her Mrs. F.

    When my nephew was a toddler he told my mom that he had a knife, a stab and
    a spoon. She corrected him and told him that it wasn't called a stab but a
    fork. Then after she heard him repeat the word back incorrectly, she told
    him that he should just call it a stab.



  6. #6
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>going on here.
    >>>>
    >>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>
    >>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>
    >>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.

    >>
    >>
    >> Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>
    >>
    >>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >>>but you probably already knew that.

    >>
    >>
    >> My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    >> can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    >> sounds in their language.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    >
    > What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite with
    > the local drag Queens



    Rumor has it there was a fried chicken joint near here that was called
    "Mother Plucker's Chickens." I am pretty sure they were intentionally being
    suggestive.

    Paul



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>going on here.
    >>>>
    >>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>
    >>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>
    >>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.

    >>
    >>
    >> Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>
    >>
    >>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >>>but you probably already knew that.

    >>
    >>
    >> My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    >> can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    >> sounds in their language.
    >>
    >> Paul

    >
    >
    > What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite with
    > the local drag Queens


    Oh wow.



  8. #8
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ulsf$4p0$[email protected]..
    >> Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>>going on here.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>>
    >>>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced
    >>>>"Fuh" but you probably already knew that.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    >>> can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    >>> sounds in their language.
    >>>
    >>> Paul

    >>
    >>
    >> What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite
    >> with the local drag Queens

    >
    >
    > Rumor has it there was a fried chicken joint near here that was called
    > "Mother Plucker's Chickens." I am pretty sure they were intentionally
    > being suggestive.


    I once played a drinking game with some sailors and won. Of course it
    helped that they had already had a few beers before we started and I didn't.
    It started out with everyone taking a turn at saying "One red hen". The
    next round was "Two cute ducks". Each round got harder and you had to say
    each thing in order. If you messed up, you had to take a drink. The 10th
    round was, "Ten fig pluckers and ten fig plucker's sons, but I'll never
    pluck a fig till the fig plucking's done"!



  9. #9
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4upji$ffr$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:j4ulsf$4p0$[email protected]..
    >>> Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>>> "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>> news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>>>going on here.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced
    >>>>>"Fuh" but you probably already knew that.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often
    >>>> it can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard
    >>>> K sounds in their language.
    >>>>
    >>>> Paul
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite
    >>> with the local drag Queens

    >>
    >>
    >> Rumor has it there was a fried chicken joint near here that was called
    >> "Mother Plucker's Chickens." I am pretty sure they were intentionally
    >> being suggestive.

    >
    > I once played a drinking game with some sailors and won. Of course it
    > helped that they had already had a few beers before we started and I
    > didn't. It started out with everyone taking a turn at saying "One red
    > hen". The next round was "Two cute ducks". Each round got harder and you
    > had to say each thing in order. If you messed up, you had to take a
    > drink. The 10th round was, "Ten fig pluckers and ten fig plucker's sons,
    > but I'll never pluck a fig till the fig plucking's done"!


    I couldn't do that sober.

    Paul
    >




  10. #10
    meh Guest

    Default Re: Is it just me?

    On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:37:13 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Maybe I am just a cranky old man?


    Yes, clearly.




  11. #11
    Felice Guest

    Default Re: Is it just me?

    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    ..>
    > When my nephew was a toddler he told my mom that he had a knife, a
    > stab and a spoon. She corrected him and told him that it wasn't
    > called a stab but a fork. Then after she heard him repeat the word
    > back incorrectly, she told him that he should just call it a stab.


    And back when the Powerpuff Girls was a TV show, my granddaughter
    wanted to watch the Powerf--- Girls.

    Felice



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Is it just me?

    On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:37:13 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle going
    > on here.
    >
    > http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >
    > Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >


    Are you cranky because Jennifer Anniston is robbing the cradle and
    you're not in it?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  13. #13
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Is it just me?

    On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:13:22 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I heard a story yesterday of a little girl whose preschool teacher is named
    > Mrs. Forker. But of course the little girl didn't pronounce it correctly
    > and the mom was horrified. Told her to call her Mrs. F.


    Meet the Fockers.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    > "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ulsf$4p0$[email protected]..
    >
    >>Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>>going on here.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>>
    >>>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >>>>but you probably already knew that.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    >>>can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    >>>sounds in their language.
    >>>
    >>>Paul

    >>
    >>
    >>What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite with
    >>the local drag Queens

    >
    >
    >
    > Rumor has it there was a fried chicken joint near here that was called
    > "Mother Plucker's Chickens." I am pretty sure they were intentionally being
    > suggestive.
    >
    > Paul
    >
    >

    A men's clothing store in Eugene Oregon was called the "Gay Blade"
    .....up until about 1980 ... then it became .... "the Blade."

    And of course, a local Ca. neighbourhood didn't like their street
    address of "Gay Court" (named after the builders daughter a la "Gay
    Talese") so they petitioned the city and it was renamed Ganymede Way,
    much to the amusement of the more literary gay community and to no
    apparent objection by the residents of the former "Gay Court".

    http://www.pantheon.org/articles/g/ganymede.html
    --
    JL

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    sf wrote:

    > On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:37:13 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle going
    >>on here.
    >>
    >>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>
    >>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>

    >
    >
    > Are you cranky because Jennifer Anniston is robbing the cradle and
    > you're not in it?
    >


    Remember Joey Buttafucco? Supposedly some on air radio person
    mispronounced his name as badly as it is possible to do, live, on air
    --
    JL

  16. #16
    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    Julie Bove wrote:

    > "M. JL Esq." <jpstifel@i[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j4ulsf$4p0$[email protected]..
    >
    >>Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >>
    >>>"Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>news:j4ukil$pfo$[email protected]..
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>"Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>>>news:j4ujpq$m49$[email protected]..
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>>OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >>>>>going on here.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>>>>
    >>>>>Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>>>
    >>>>Uh yeah. I don't like that Pink Taco name either.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Hee hee, nah - nothing to that. Probably salmon tacos.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>Here we have a noodle place called What The Pho. Pho is pronounced "Fuh"
    >>>>but you probably already knew that.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>My favorite Thai joint deliberately pronounces it FO because to often it
    >>>can sound like you are saying something else what with all the hard K
    >>>sounds in their language.
    >>>
    >>>Paul

    >>
    >>
    >>What's in a name? ...The "Big Dong" Chinese restaurant is a favourite with
    >>the local drag Queens

    >
    >
    > Oh wow.
    >
    >


    Apparently it means "Big East" dong = east if google is to be trusted.
    Of course the drag queens put their own interpretation on it
    --
    JL

  17. #17
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 16 Sep 2011 09:25:53 -0700, "M. JL Esq." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Remember Joey Buttafucco?


    Very well, the slimeball.

    > Supposedly some on air radio person
    > mispronounced his name as badly as it is possible to do, live, on air


    <snork> That would have been hard to do, unless it happened at the
    very beginning of the media cluster f*ck.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  18. #18
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: Is it just me?

    Paul M. Cook wrote:
    >
    > OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle going
    > on here.
    > http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    > Maybe I am just a cranky old man?


    Fudd Ruckers got away with their name so the next attempt pushes the
    name issue a bit further. If it works they'll open a chain that sells
    Vietnamese Pho'. It will be called Phuc Yu Thieu theoretically named
    after a descendent of the former dictator Ngyuen Van Thieu. At some
    point folks will stop accepting iffy names but companies will push the
    edge until it happens.

    As to the burgers themselves, plenty of small places selling better
    burgers have been around for a long time. The market is now filled with
    small chains spreading. In-N-Out has it's own naming issue - If you
    live in their territory you'll see bumper stickers carefully trimmed
    from "In-N-Out Burger" to "In-N-Out urge". Five Guys Burger and Fries,
    Fudd Ruckers, the list of better burger bistros grows steadily.

    This summer we vacationed in Los Angeles metro. Our attempted first
    start was at the In-N-Out on La Ceniega that's at the end up the LAX
    main runway. Too crowded as we hit it at high noon. So our real first
    start was another In-N-Out on our path to the motel. Yet another better
    burger bistro chain based in LA metro is Tommys chilli burgers. We had
    a meal there during our stay also.

  19. #19
    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Sep 15, 9:37*pm, "Paul M. Cook" <pmc...@gte.net> wrote:
    > OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. *But I see something more subtle going
    > on here.
    >
    > http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ns_october_1st...
    >
    > Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >


    Where have you been the past 32 years since the first Fuddrucker's
    burger restaurant was opened?

    But, did you notice that Fuk U Do Me left the Cubs and now plays for
    Cleveland?

  20. #20
    Paul M. Cook Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:37:13 -0700, "Paul M. Cook" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> OK, so one owner is named Fukanaga. But I see something more subtle
    >> going
    >> on here.
    >>
    >> http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/201...ber_1st_p.html
    >>
    >> Maybe I am just a cranky old man?
    >>

    >
    > Are you cranky because Jennifer Anniston is robbing the cradle and
    > you're not in it?


    Who? Is she a chef?

    Paul



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