Names Matter

Posted: September 26, 2014 in Articles

Well, along with the management change at the eatery where I work, came several other changes. One of the changes was the menu we offer. We now have 3 new items on the menu and all three taste great. The names the owners came up with are very original and two of them sound great, but one of them…. I don’t know. I think they didn’t really think that one through thoroughly. Let’s see if everyone can figure out which name I am talking about:

Rooster Balls – buffalo chicken in cream cheese, lightly breaded and fried – very popular item which we sold out of in 2 days
The Hornet – Fried chicken filet tossed in hot sauce with ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo & honey mustard all on a seeded bun
Smokehouse Sub – roast beef marinated in BBQ sauce with melted cheddar cheese, lots of grilled onions and bacon on a sub roll

Sometimes Niles and us joke that when we have children, we are going to name them all the same thing. We laugh and laugh about the possible problems with that, but names do matter, don’t they.

  1. julespaige says:

    There is a famous athlete that named all of his boys after him. I guess then one would need nick names to know who was being called when unless you use the middle name or something like ‘John-Boy’. That’s one of the ways that folks determine which Johnathan or John as the second one is often called Jack. Not to common for girl juniors, though I did have an aunt and a girl cousin with the same first name.

    Be careful to on how the initials will play out, in the case of spelling a word. Like R. A. T. …
    Or how a name can be transformed into a nick name.

    Chuckle that first one… I’m not sure I’d eat it. Maybe Rooster Marbles?? Same concept but well…

    Hope your summer was fun and your garden were successful.

    I’m back to watching grandchildren now that school started since ‘Mommy’ teaches. Were does the time go. Our Little Miss has six teeth… but I don’t think she is quite ready for anything on that menu of your employers eatery.

    It might be nice if they came up with a few items that were either all meat or all cheese. But not mixed. Not everyone can handle dairy products. And some just don’t like to mix meat and cheese.

    Be well, Jules

    • “Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
      Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?”

      Your story about the athlete reminded me of this Dr. Seuss story πŸ™‚

      One of our brothers has the initials S.A.W., but at least it’s nothing worse!

      Our zucchini crop was once again disappointing, but other than that the garden was nice. Yes, time flies! I’ve grown quite a bit too.

      The restaurant does have pure fried chicken, but nothing solely cheese as far as I know. From what I’ve heard, vegetarians or vegans who walk in look quite helpless, as there really is nothing suited to them on the menu.

      Have a nice week πŸ™‚

      • julespaige says:

        Thanks – that’s one of Dr. Seuss’ stories I’m not familiar with πŸ™‚

        Guess one could always ask for ‘no cheese’ – and vegetarians might have to go someplace else.

        Be well! You and all of yours too.

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