Friday, October 12, 2007

prices you can "trust"?



Heebnvegan points out that "changing the price without notice" is possibly the worst slogan ever. He saw this one on a chinese menu.

15 comments:

Jeff said...

Wow, this one rocks pretty hard

Jeff said...

But even so, I'll say it before some anonymous a**hole does:

"Maybe it's their slogan or a quote from a staff member!"

...As if that makes it better...

Mr. Spelchekr said...

"Changing the price without notice" sounds like their slogan, as jeff said, or their mission statement. :^)

Jeff said...

^
hehehe, I'm starting to think it just needs a "...since 1985" to REALLY be a classic

Ann said...

I couldn't tell if it was "changing" or "charging." It almost looked like the latter.

Jeff said...

Wow, I didn't even think of that. Pretty Funny. Wouldn't one assume that walking into a business and ordering food constitutes notice that they'll charge you?

heebnvegan said...

Ann, I'm 99.99% sure that the letter in question is "n." It looks like the penultimate letter in that word, not like the second letter in "Price."

I'm so glad other people get a kick out of this one as much as I do. =)

Anonymous said...

The item itself is funny, but the comment about it fails to capitalize Chinese, which is pretty ironic on a blog about other people's errors.

Jeff said...

^read the faq before you act like a jerk (anonymously, of course). it's not about pointing out errors, it's about intentionally misinterpreting oddly placed quotation marks.

heebnvegan said...

Anonymous, I really think that you should've put quotation marks around "Chinese" ... with all this talk about unnecessary usage of quotation marks, let's not forget that quotation marks are necessary sometimes!

Anonymous said...

This is also just bad design in general. Disclaimers about pricing are pretty common on restaurant publications but you almost always want to de-emphasize them. You don't want to put it in large text, with it's own color, highlight it with a box, and in a flashy script font. And of course the unnecessary quotation marks just add insult to injury.

Mark Fearing said...

Just found the site, I think this is my new, most favorite ever "slogan". I will use it on my business cards.
-M

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Manali said...

Great observation done!!!
Fantastic collection of pictures. Really nice one.

Jari said...

As good as this one is, I'm tempted to believe it's simply an erroneous translation. It's common enough to see something along the lines of "Prices subject to change without notice" on a menu, so I'm willing to assume that's what they were aiming for. I'd like to thank whoever translated it for them, though!