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October 18, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Halal food cart sign

HalalfoodcartDaniel writes:

I don't know about you, but there's nothing I love more than a good Philly Cheewe Steak.

(Seen on 50th and 6th, NYC)


S's are so over rated... W is a much cooler letter. In fact, I'll make that change for the remaining wordw in this reply. It'w not broken, juwt a revolution in wpelling...

And, just to keep an annoying tradition, w00t, first, although by the time I hit "Post" the statement may be false...

Posted by: Froggy618157725 at October 18, 2005 01:24 AM

You mean "Juwt to keep an annoying tradition, s00t, fiwt, although by the time I hit "Powt" the wtatement may be falwe..."

Posted by: Elmer Fudd

Posted by: Hoki at October 18, 2005 03:38 AM

You probably have wtarted a revolution in wpelling. Anyway, let me talk about the new ad. GoToMeeting, that'w like GoToMyPC, right? That has thowe retarded commercialw that repeat themwelvew a hundred timew? i hate thowe people. By 'Join the Evolution in Office Meetingw' do they mean join the *r*evolution? or do they have crappy grammar? who knows!

Posted by: Bob at October 18, 2005 04:58 AM

I don't know, think there'f a better letter for that!

"'Life, libery, and the purfuit of happineff? All your 's'es look like 'f's!"

"It's the's in, it's very in!"

- Ftan Freeberg Prefentf The United Ftatef of America, Volume I (The Early Yearf)

Posted by: cmadler at October 18, 2005 07:13 AM

Know what? Not broken, but good grief people, doesn't anyone spell check or proof read anymore? Someday when I have no life, I'm going to cut out each and every misspelled ad or paragraph I see and send it back to the publication or advertiser! The dumbing down of America.

Posted by: Lady Jane at October 18, 2005 08:12 AM

On the other hand the prupose of the sign was to get people's attention. Obviously it was successful. ;-)

Posted by: Ray Stevens at October 18, 2005 08:30 AM

I don't know about you, but there's nothing I love more than when more than half of these pictures pop up as random letters when I click on them

Posted by: T-1000 at October 18, 2005 09:40 AM

I have NEVER had a picture pop up as random letters. Did you ever think that maybe it is your computer or are you going to go on and on about how great your computer it??

Posted by: Spoiled at October 18, 2005 09:49 AM

Maybe he really means it's a cheewe sandwich. (ya know, as opposed to crunchy)

Posted by: JAC at October 18, 2005 12:06 PM

> S's are so over rated... W is a much cooler letter.

I'm actually partial to the letter 'S' myself.

Replacing S with W would also make a mess of our industry. Imagine talking about nightmare "Web Wites" -- people might think you've been reading too much Tolkein. See

Posted by: Sean at October 18, 2005 12:34 PM

The steaks they serve are very cheewe.

Posted by: [insert name here] at October 18, 2005 02:52 PM

Anyone else notice that the cheewe steak stand is wheelchair accessible?

(Stirs embers...)

Posted by: =David at October 18, 2005 02:59 PM

NO! We've already been through this!

*hits head against wall*

thanks, dave...

Posted by: Bob at October 18, 2005 03:20 PM

Re: T-1000 and Spoiled's comments

Many people have the same issue (garbled text appearing instead of the image when the image is clicked on) and have mentioned it repeatedly in comments in different threads. I don't know if the webmaster is doing anything to address it; since it's been happening for so long, my guess is "no." For what it's worth, it happens for me on almost every picture I click on at work, but not at home. I get around it by having another browser window open and copy and pasting the picture's link there. For whatever reason, that works.


Posted by: c at October 18, 2005 04:10 PM

Reeee rrrrrrrraaawwwwrrrrrrrr ewwwaaa rawaaraaraaaaarrwwwrrrr!

Translation - Chewie steaks! omfg!!!!

Posted by: Chewbacca at October 18, 2005 05:32 PM


Posted by: g guy at October 18, 2005 05:49 PM

I also had problems with seeing the garbled text sometimes. It only happened with IE, so I switched to Firefox and it hasn't happened yet.

Posted by: Sashazur at October 18, 2005 06:53 PM

They got the spelling right down below -- on the list of all the meats they serve.

Posted by: Jim at October 18, 2005 09:00 PM

Lady Jane

You imply that dumbing down of America is directly related to misspelling but you also state that this post is not broken.

You seem to contradict yourself

Posted by: tool at October 19, 2005 03:28 AM

mabe they really ment it was on the shelf so long it really was chewy

Posted by: he guy at October 19, 2005 08:02 AM

Tool - no, not contradicting myself, or maybe I am :). Constant errors in print are only part of the dumbing down of America. We as a society are more willing to accept mistakes than in the past. I'm sure there are complicated reasons for this, too much to go into here. But in the spirit of this web site, it's not broken, just a mistake.

Posted by: Lady Jane at October 19, 2005 10:08 AM

We are certainly willing to elect idiot, happy talking politicians who (1) feel no shame about promising fairness, then dealing in the most biased manner possible while (2) unsustainably mining every asset they can get their hands on (political, physical, economic) for their present benefit.

That is another part of the dumbing down of America and is broken.

If you don't believe me, ask our grandkids in 40 years as they struggle to pay off our debt.

To quote Churchill, "The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."

Posted by: Pat at October 19, 2005 11:46 AM

this is a tad off topic, no?


Posted by: Sido at October 19, 2005 10:25 PM

lady Jane I respect your opinion even though I can't understand it. to me mistake=broken. Mostly I agree with your views of the dumbing down of America

Posted by: tool at October 20, 2005 05:23 AM

Lady Jane, if I hit the wrong ley when tyoing, that's a mistale. But if I then hnit Powt without prebiewing, that's btoken.

Posted by: E.T. at October 21, 2005 11:27 AM

I'm partial to the gyro lamb, myself...

Posted by: just me at October 21, 2005 10:56 PM

Just a little off topic, eh Sido? But what's stopping us from having a political debate in a thread about a food cart from Halal? Anyway, isn't stupidity an integral part of human nature? I'm inclined to believe it is.

Posted by: Bob at October 21, 2005 11:11 PM

This is a computer-era problem; a typing problem. I could understand it if it was a web posting. However, on a sign, with all the people who looked at it, a typo--A TYPO--is simply unacceptable.

And no, it's not a sign of a slide into stupidity. We've never been smarter. The difference is that the stupid people who were always there can now reach vastly more people. If anything, this is a sign of modern society's descent into unprofessionalism.

Posted by: Stewart Peterson at October 22, 2005 10:48 PM

Mr. Peterson- You are confusing knowledge for intelligence. Yes, humanity knows more than it ever has but it's really getting dumber as we progress. There was a peak of intelligence somewhere in the past, when education came to the masses, but it was a peak and not a plateau. Every year or so you hear about how bad kids are doing on standardized tests, which if you have not taken them are incredibly easy. I'm not saying that everyone is stupid, but the gap between stupid and smart grows ever larger with the ranks of the stupid swelling. That's my two cents worth.

Posted by: Bob at October 23, 2005 04:46 PM

well, its not gonna be a real philly cheese steak since noone outside philly gets it right, so at least they are honest

Posted by: SEGWAY at October 26, 2005 05:48 PM

Gyro Lamb woundw good to me aw well, because I enjoy lamb chopw almost as much as I enjoy gyrow, although the cucumber wauce may interfere with the lamb chop'w choppineww

Posted by: Bob at January 4, 2006 11:28 PM


You've never lived!

Posted by: caleb at February 26, 2006 12:02 AM

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