Monday, March 10, 2008

we call it "that drink on the sign"


What I like about this one is that even the starbucks employees think the drink names are too silly to state unironically. Thanks, Bill and Jill.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Should the punctuation be placed within the quotation marks"?

Kimbrah said...

As an employee of Starbucks, I feel I can speak freely on this matter. We do all think the new names are silly! :)

Lydia said...

Makes me wonder what I might actually be drinking!

Andi said...

Second Bucks Barista, eh, seconding the silly names. Even more confusing? A skinny latte HAS to have a syrup (sugar free). If you want a latte with skim milk, you need to ask for a non-fat latte. Which goes against about ten years of practice of people asking for skinny lattes meaning a latte with nonfat milk.
Starbucks likes to screw with their customer's heads, I swear.

Anonymous said...

Punctuation does not always need to be within the quotation marks. It's just something us silly Americans believe.

If the quote is a complete sentence, yes.

Anonymous said...

OMG LOLLLLLLLL!!!!

Anonymous said...

aka coffee.

Jeff said...

Ugh, it belongs it quotes. It's not actually made with cinnamon and stuff, just some pre-fab flavored syrup. I swear, when they got that mint chocolate syrup and stopped using the peppermint syrup along with chocolate, I died a little on the inside. The new honey lattes? Syrup. With a drizzle of real honey on top. It's a little sad.

Andi said...

Jeff -- the honey thing pisses me off. I used to work at a Borders Cafe (before they were consumed by Seattle's Best) and our most popular drink was a Honey Vanilla Latte. Made with real honey. When the espresso was added to the honey, it was very easy to work with, so I don't understand why the Bucks isn't using real honey. It's like, let's take one of nature's greatest natural sweeteners and make it a chemical sweetener that tastes like it.
The drink isn't popular either. People rarely order it and those who do don't enjoy it. I make sure to let them know it doesn't have real honey in it, but honey-flavored syrup.

Jeff said...

yeah, my boyfriend was really excited. He loves honey, he makes tea that's like 30% honey. He was pretty pissed about the syrup. it's so true, it's like nature's gift to us, already IN syrup form! There's no excuse not to use it.