Thursday, January 25, 2018

Literally eighty-sixed

“This is the most overused, annoying word in the English language and we will not tolerate it. Stop Kardashianism now!” A New York bar bans customers who say literally.

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comments: 4

Anonymous said...

Literally pshaw. I once had a chef come at me with a butchers knife when I told the waiter that the food was "actually" good.

Fresca said...

Taking this literally, I'd thought it was kind of mean and that made me sad, so I thought I'd better check out the link to be sure.

It's funny.

One of my favorite coffee shops used to have a sign on the door saying "NO POETRY".
(It caters--or used to--to motorcyclists who don't drink alcohol.)
While I think they were serious about wanting a non-pretentious clientele,
I spent the year after I graduated from college reading the metaphysical poets there, and was never once asked to leave. :)

Michael Leddy said...

Anon., did you tip?

Fresca, I agree that it’s funny, especially with a bar that offers five shots of anything for ten or twelve dollars. It also appears an effective way to get free publicity. If I had thought there were anything misogynistic about it, I wouldn’t have posted it (at least not without comment).

Maybe the coffeehouse feared people coming in to ask about having a Poetry Night?

Frex said...

Yes, that's why I bothered to check the link--I figured you wouldn't post anything mean.

Poetry night! Ha. Yes, not that kind of place...
(Or it wasn't. The neighborhood has gentrified a lot, which is not good for grungy businesses. Now you can get quail eggs across the street. Too bad.)