Republican receives Chinese food honors

Apparently, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has taken a liking to one Middletown Chinese food restaurant. So much so, that the establishment has been renamed in his honor. Wesleyan, meet Frist Wok, serving the Best Chinese Food In Town:

You’d think that, with Over 20 Years Experience, they’d know how to spell the name of their restaurant correctly. But then again, maybe my expectations are just too high.

32 thoughts on “Republican receives Chinese food honors

  1. Justin

    Dear Anonymous,I never suggested Frist Wok waste paper. I simply suggested they spell the name of their restaurant correctly. My expectations concerned spelling, not the environment, in this instance.Merci.

  2. Justin

    Dear Anonymous,

    I never suggested Frist Wok waste paper. I simply suggested they spell the name of their restaurant correctly. My expectations concerned spelling, not the environment, in this instance.

    Merci.

  3. Justin

    So I have high expectations for proofreading; apparently some Wesleying readers expect that every entry will be a comedy routine!I’m no comedian; I’m not attempting to write comedy. I just wanted to share something that I found humorous: a misspelling in a highly visible, important place that wasn’t caught before publication.Liiighten up, my friends.

  4. Justin

    So I have high expectations for proofreading; apparently some Wesleying readers expect that every entry will be a comedy routine!

    I’m no comedian; I’m not attempting to write comedy. I just wanted to share something that I found humorous: a misspelling in a highly visible, important place that wasn’t caught before publication.

    Liiighten up, my friends.

  5. Anonymous

    well, this post would have offended me had it been at all funny. which it wasn’t. so for me, it didn’t even register as “humor”.

  6. Anonymous

    well, this post would have offended me had it been at all funny. which it wasn’t. so for me, it didn’t even register as “humor”.

  7. Anonymous

    There’s no need to respect people who are offended by completely inoffensive things.And yes, it is funny to see Asians making stupid mistakes. Just like it’s funny to see non-Asians making stupid mistakes. Welcome to humor, people.

  8. Anonymous

    There’s no need to respect people who are offended by completely inoffensive things.

    And yes, it is funny to see Asians making stupid mistakes. Just like it’s funny to see non-Asians making stupid mistakes. Welcome to humor, people.

  9. Noa

    Yesterday I was reading in my hall lounge and a middle-aged Chinese man came in and gave me one… It’s kind of funny because I’m not used to finding solicitors inside what I see as my house, but hey. I have no problem with it, as long as the rest of the businesses on main street don’t take up roaming my dorm…

  10. Noa

    Yesterday I was reading in my hall lounge and a middle-aged Chinese man came in and gave me one… It’s kind of funny because I’m not used to finding solicitors inside what I see as my house, but hey. I have no problem with it, as long as the rest of the businesses on main street don’t take up roaming my dorm…

  11. Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone’s hating on Asians in particular making stupid mistakes. It’s people in general making stupid mistakes. And that is funny. Especially when people are trespassing on school property to stick these poorly thought out menus in everyone’s door. And please note, I am in no way suggesting anything negative about Asians. I am Asian, and still find it quite funny.

  12. Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone’s hating on Asians in particular making stupid mistakes. It’s people in general making stupid mistakes. And that is funny. Especially when people are trespassing on school property to stick these poorly thought out menus in everyone’s door. And please note, I am in no way suggesting anything negative about Asians. I am Asian, and still find it quite funny.

  13. Anonymous

    There is nothing at all funny about Asians making stupid mistakes, or any mistakes for that matter, especially in a college setting. Because when that happens, the two kids sitting to either side of the Asian make the same stupid mistake – and that’s just not right.

  14. Anonymous

    There is nothing at all funny about Asians making stupid mistakes, or any mistakes for that matter, especially in a college setting. Because when that happens, the two kids sitting to either side of the Asian make the same stupid mistake – and that’s just not right.

  15. Anonymous

    I am not the original replier but I feel like you all are ganging up on someone who was offended. It’s so clear that the commenter wasn’t offended by the post but the FOURTH COMMENT. I wasn’t laughing at your post, Justin, but you should understand how some people might be offended when someone like the fourth comment wants to SMACK someone for hir sentiments.And then the 7th comment alludes to the stupidity directed to Asian cultures and English mistakes. Are the fourth and sixth commenter saying that it’s ok to make fun of Asians making stupid mistakes?

  16. Anonymous

    I am not the original replier but I feel like you all are ganging up on someone who was offended. It’s so clear that the commenter wasn’t offended by the post but the FOURTH COMMENT. I wasn’t laughing at your post, Justin, but you should understand how some people might be offended when someone like the fourth comment wants to SMACK someone for hir sentiments.

    And then the 7th comment alludes to the stupidity directed to Asian cultures and English mistakes. Are the fourth and sixth commenter saying that it’s ok to make fun of
    Asians making stupid mistakes?

  17. Justin

    P.S. Or you can tell us who you are, and we can argue.. err, have a “reasonable dialogue”.. about all the ways this post wasn’t offensive.

  18. Justin

    P.S. Or you can tell us who you are, and we can argue.. err, have a “reasonable dialogue”.. about all the ways this post wasn’t offensive.

  19. Anonymous

    actually, when you use the fact that you’re “almost offended” to end dialogue and try to get someone (justin) to stop their side of the dialogue or one step better–apologize, it’s just as hypocritical.Secondly, his point is that if you name your restaurant something and after 20 years still cannot get the name right, I think it’s hilarious.Hence the entire fucking site of engrish.com. Does Engrish upset you?

  20. Anonymous

    actually, when you use the fact that you’re “almost offended” to end dialogue and try to get someone (justin) to stop their side of the dialogue or one step better–apologize, it’s just as hypocritical.

    Secondly, his point is that if you name your restaurant something and after 20 years still cannot get the name right, I think it’s hilarious.

    Hence the entire fucking site of engrish.com. Does Engrish upset you?

  21. Anonymous

    I agree with the second comment. Your sarcasm probably didn’t come through right away because it wasn’t actually very funny, or clever. As an Asian, I am actually not so much offended by your post as I am by the third comment posted here. I am sure that it was not your intention to be offensive, however, I think you should realize that your post, and especially your last comment, conjures up the image of the average, college-educated New Englander versus the average, non-english speaking immigrant struggling with assimilation and cultural identities. Because, you know, some of us come from those families. As for the person who wrote the third comment, I would not have responded had it not been for hir. I am not a particularly angry asian, but I have always been a strong believer of “if you don’t know what you’re talking about, then shut the *ck up”. It would have been enough had someone understood that at one point, the post had *almost offended someone, as it had almost offended me. However, that commenter needs to realize that it is important to *encourage* a reasonable dialogue, and not “smack” people for expressing their opinions.

  22. Anonymous

    I agree with the second comment. Your sarcasm probably didn’t come through right away because it wasn’t actually very funny, or clever. As an Asian, I am actually not so much offended by your post as I am by the third comment posted here. I am sure that it was not your intention to be offensive, however, I think you should realize that your post, and especially your last comment, conjures up the image of the average, college-educated New Englander versus the average, non-english speaking immigrant struggling with assimilation and cultural identities. Because, you know, some of us come from those families.

    As for the person who wrote the third comment, I would not have responded had it not been for hir. I am not a particularly angry asian, but I have always been a strong believer of “if you don’t know what you’re talking about, then shut the *ck up”. It would have been enough had someone understood that at one point, the post had *almost offended someone, as it had almost offended me. However, that commenter needs to realize that it is important to *encourage* a reasonable dialogue, and not “smack” people for expressing their opinions.

  23. Anonymous

    It’s not at all offensive. People are just looking for something to get angry about. In fact, just the idea that you could be offended with this post pisses me off (not offends me, just wishes I knew who you were so I could smack you).

  24. Anonymous

    It’s not at all offensive. People are just looking for something to get angry about. In fact, just the idea that you could be offended with this post pisses me off (not offends me, just wishes I knew who you were so I could smack you).

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