Gestructions

2 things I’ve seen recently with ace English involved.

First is a set of instructions for an electronic kitchen scale.  There are lots of examples but the following impress me:

“After finishing the setting. Press “MODE” then repristination.”

and

“”press “Mode” all the while. The second will twinkle.”

and

“After finishing.  No operation within 60 seconds, the system will enter the mode of the time.”

The other thing was a menu posted through our door.  A high quality thing in many ways but there are plenty of oddities starting with “Pasta’s” and “Salad’s” (but not “Appetiser’s” oddly – they got that one right).

And they put “paninis” down.  But right under there is a lovely bit of blurb:

“Create your own Yimmylicios Panini!”

Marvellous.

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