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#46 Sneakeater

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:14 PM

No, I assumed the name was "Farro" -- and was surprised when your review was posted to see that it wasn't. (Chambo notwithstanding, I knew what "Faro" meant -- I just assumed a restaurant that emphasizes grains would use the name referring to one.)

 

Of course, if I had gone to the actual restaurant (rather than just quickly reading about it in Eater and/or FloFab), it obviously would have sunk in that they were using the lighthouse spelling (although I, too probably would have assumed it was what we might charitably call a typo).


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#47 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:19 PM

If you heard the name instead of seeing it written, that's understandable.  I think I'd have thought the same.  It's definitely a confusing name, I just think it's a stretch to believe that it was meant to be named after the grain, but they couldn't spell it.  (ETA: I admit, I also think it's yet another example of Sietsema not bothing to check something.)

 

[cross posted before you added the last bit--exactly right]

 

Certainly if they told people it was Greek for lighthouse, that would be wrong.



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:36 PM

I thought it was an Egyptian restaurant and they misspelled Pharaoh, just like the horse. :ph43r:



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#49 Orik

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:37 PM

I knew that horse couldn't spell. 


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#50 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:42 PM

Better, Charon--after the guy who rows across the Sticks on a grain of wheat.



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:42 PM

I knew that horse couldn't spell. 

dyslexia, dude


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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:50 PM

ADMIN

 

Deleted:  this one finally went over the "personal attack" line.

 

Both you guys cut it out.



#53 Lex

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:50 PM

This is the Summer of FaroGate.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

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#54 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:52 PM

He didn't really think that spelling was serious.

 

Fuck me.

 

Maybe he thinks pherry is Greek for wheat.



#55 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:53 PM

This is the Summer of FaroGate.

 

Next up:  How to pronounce it.



#56 Lex

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:06 PM

Maybe he thinks pherry is Greek for wheat.

 

 

I'm trying to save you from yourselves.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China

#57 Suzanne F

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:06 PM

A possibly better choice for "Intentional Misspelling in a Restaurant Name" would be Joe & Misses Doe. (Not to be confused with the now-closed Joe Dough, although the miscreants are the same.)

 

And I was waiting for someone to bring up the pronunciation question.


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#58 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:07 PM

I was going to make a Faro Cross the Mersey joke, but didn't think anyone would get it.  That famous song about the Birkenhead lighthouse.



#59 Wilfrid

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:07 PM

A possibly better choice for "Intentional Misspelling in a Restaurant Name" would be Joe & Misses Doe. (Not to be confused with the now-closed Joe Dough, although the miscreants are the same.)

 

And I was waiting for someone to bring up the pronunciation question.

 

I think it's "Doe" as in "Doughey."  Or "Doodoo."  



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

 

A possibly better choice for "Intentional Misspelling in a Restaurant Name" would be Joe & Misses Doe. (Not to be confused with the now-closed Joe Dough, although the miscreants are the same.)

 

And I was waiting for someone to bring up the pronunciation question.

 

I think it's "Doe" as in "Doughey."  Or "Doodoo."  

 

 

It's a shame Marc is missing this.


"I don't understand what's wrong with thinking of correlation as a pricing convention the way one thinks of Black-Scholes vol. I mean, vol curves aren't "real" anyway, but nobody uses local vol models to price vanilla options." - Taion
 
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion

I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.

"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China





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