I recently had a customer ask me for a chicken fajita, but when he said it,
he pronounced it "chicken ffffaa-gina" (think of that character from Austin
Powers......Allotta Fagina!) He was totally serious, too. I don't think he
realized what it sounded like when it came out of his mouth, but I nearly died.
I work in Eastern Tennessee, and of course one thing that really bothers me is REDNECKS. People are constantly mispronouncing the name of my restaurant...it's a word most toddlers can say. Guests order tilapia as "teal-uh-PEE-uh" ...the 10 ounce "ser-line"...and the godforsaken "buttermilk Rainch" on EVERYTHING.
As far as I know, there's no such thing as a "Chicken Pock Pie."
—Savannah, Johnson City, TN
Our customers constantly ask for the "Turkey Punani" instead of "panini", and I can never help but laugh at them.
—Anonymous, New York City