mondegreens / Jackson beans

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Dec 13 20:00:19 UTC 2009

According to Hidden Menu (, a black
eye is a coffee with two shots. It sounds like the comedian got lucky
or really knows their Starbucks. BB

>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM, Scot LaFaive
>> <slafaive at> 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.
>>> Scot

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