Thursday, July 21, 2005

Grouchy Question #1

I'm always asking myself grouchy questions. Here is this afternoon's: when did "au jus" become a noun, as in "served with au jus?" Ick.

5 Comments:

Blogger C. F. Blog said...

You mean like this...All of our French Dip sandwiches are served on a specially baked french roll, dipped in our au jus.

In truth I had to look up what the word "au jus" meant. French language is not my thing. I'm still trying to figure out english.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Madeleine Robins said...

My recollection from High School French back in the Jurassic Era is that "au jus" means "with the juices." So the promo copy means: All of our French Dip sandwiches are served on a specially baked French roll, dipped in our with the juices.

I say again: ick. I know language shifts, but sometimes it shifts more gracefully.

8:48 AM  
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8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I heard Steve Allen make a presentation about his book "Dumbth." He describes that, because of his tours, he often stays in hotels and orders room service. Once he phoned to do so, but asked "what is the soup de jour?" The clerk said he'd check with the kitchen, then phoned back a few minutes later. "You asked what was the soup du jour? It's the soup of the day."

-- Professor Jonathan Vos Post
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9:46 PM  

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