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July 11, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Coffee labels

CurtisI encountered these coffee urns a few days ago. Look closely at the labels. Decaff (misspelled) is on the left... and "Curtis" is on the right. Mmm, appetizing! "What would you like with your breakfast, sir? Decaff or Curtis?"



Posted by: Seth Nelson at July 11, 2005 12:29 AM

Well Orange is now a pretty standard color for Decaf.. and black for regular.. Im assuming Curtis is probaly the brand name..

Posted by: infinity at July 11, 2005 12:49 AM

I have never bought coffee before. I don't drink coffee and I usually just walk past it at gas stations and work without really paying attention. However, lets say I am at a cross-cuntry trip with my dad and he asks me to run in and get him a cup of regular and all I find is Curtis, I have no idea what to do except maybe do the dreaded deed of asking for directions to the correct cup of coffee.

Posted by: Jeff at July 11, 2005 01:08 AM

Out of curiousity where was this photo taken?

Posted by: Ben at July 11, 2005 01:10 AM

It's not 100% clear to me that it is a spelling error. Although the usual short form is spelled "decaf", "decaffeinated" does have two "f"'s.

Posted by: Carlos Gomez at July 11, 2005 07:50 AM

Actually yeah, Curtis is the brand name of at least the stopcock, and perhaps the entire urn. I have seen that all over the place; there's nothing at all uncommon about it.

Taken out of context, however (as this entry does), it is rather humorous. If I get coffee from that spout, will it taste like an 11-year-old African American male comic strip character? Perhaps Ray Billingsley should file a copyright infringement suit.

Posted by: Curtis Himself at July 11, 2005 09:19 AM

Often those spigots twist and work both directions, I'll bet the handle is just turned around backwards.

Still, if you're going to write Decaff/Caff, it should be on both sides for just such an eventuality.

Posted by: Patrick at July 11, 2005 07:43 PM

_@_vc[_] - ya know i really just can't get going without my morning cup o' curtis!

Posted by: she snailie_@_v at July 11, 2005 09:12 PM

Nope 1 side is Decaff and 1 is curtis.. wasn't just turned around. Here is the picture from the makers site

Posted by: infinity at July 11, 2005 09:30 PM

by quick inference we can see that curtis=caffeinated

Posted by: Dragon at July 11, 2005 09:53 PM

Yeah, this is broken, but not overwhelmingly so. It's pretty obvious that 'Decaff' means 'Decaffinated' and that Curtis, through process of elimination, is Regular. They should, of course, have spelled it right or have 'Curtis' written on both of them. Ollie- what's wrong with the link?

Posted by: Bob at July 12, 2005 11:00 AM

Not broken but hilarious, especially with that dude's intro. He should be a comedian.

Posted by: no one at July 12, 2005 11:37 AM

On my drive back to Seattle, I stopped at a truck stop in Nebraska. Where these spouts are marked "Decaff" and "Curtis" the truck stop's were marked "Do Not Serve" - and after tasting the coffee, I agreed.

Posted by: Natebot at July 12, 2005 03:55 PM

Orange for Decaf and Black for regular are pretty much standardized colours these days. And so it natuarally maps for 99% of coffee drinkers out there.

Posted by: Eric at July 12, 2005 04:11 PM

That's not broken, that's hilarious!

Remember Sanka? I think it's time to start a new revolution in coffee drinking... "Would you like Curtis? Or is it late enough for decaf?" :)

Posted by: Dave! at July 12, 2005 04:17 PM

When I drove a truck for a living, I drank coffee from all over. This wouldn't have even caught my eye. I would have looked for a black or dark brown tap ora at least one that wasn't orange (or green). I think that the most humorous was the time I saw the taps labeled leaded and unleaded.

Posted by: Randy at July 12, 2005 07:02 PM

Tee-hee! Do you take cream or sugar with your Curtis?

Posted by: Bob at July 13, 2005 09:28 AM

"Decaf or common Curtisy?"

Posted by: Amy at July 14, 2005 01:41 AM


Posted by: HAHA at July 16, 2005 12:50 AM

Haha- You're a moron. Shut up.

Posted by: Bob at July 17, 2005 08:05 PM

stop making me laugh. I shouldn't have had that large cup of curtis.

Posted by: Timm at October 31, 2005 04:49 AM

stop making me laugh. I shouldn't have had that large cup of curtis.

Posted by: Timm at October 31, 2005 04:50 AM

HAHA, You shouldn't have had that large cup of curtis.

Posted by: Timm at November 1, 2005 03:35 AM

sorry! something is screwy with my computer.

Posted by: Timm at November 1, 2005 03:41 AM

sorry! something is screwy with my computer.

Posted by: Timm at November 1, 2005 03:42 AM

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