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September 23, 2008

Out of order

I was reading the post, The Senate is “Out of Order” in the stressed in the city blog earlier tonight.  I was reminded of a time many years ago when Key & I were in a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. We were trying to order some food and a couple of items we wanted were not available. The waiters told us they were “out of order”. We got a laugh out of that. It was my first time to hear about this. Then some time later, in Bangkok the same thing happened. I was trying to order something and the waitress also told me it was “out of order”. I was surprised, thinking maybe I missed something about the meaning of this phrase. Maybe this is part of the vocabulary among the restaurant service providers? Nobody knows.

Who knows what other words and phrases are being misused nowadays but have become common place or quite accepted…maybe that’s how words and language evolve.

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  2. So their menu is “out of order?” LOL.

    There are more funny boo-boos in engrish.com. There, you’ll laugh at how some have mangled the English language.

    Here are some that I remember:
    – Welcome for coming
    – Trim the Foot (as part of their spa services)
    – Meet products

    He he he! 😛

    By the way, thanks for dropping by my site. See you around. 🙂

    Comment by milai — September 23, 2008 @ 10:02 pm

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