mondegreens & Starbucks

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 11 18:13:11 UTC 2009

Veering off the track:

I was at a Starbucks one day in line behind a mother and a perhaps
6-7 year old boy.  She ordered for herself, and then a "not so hot
chocolate" for the boy -- presumably offered by Starbucks to reduce
the risk of burns.  When I got to the head of the line, I asked for a
"mediocre latte" -- but they were not amused.


At 12/11/2009 12:43 PM, Scot LaFaive wrote:
>I heard one today on The Bob and Tom radio show. A comedian was saying how
>he went to a Starbucks where someone ordered a "black eye" coffee and when
>they announced the order as ready it sounded like "black guy" as if the
>order was for a black guy in the crowd. How true is this? Who knows, but I
>could see it happening.

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