Wednesday, December 31, 2014

i'LL HAVE THE LEG OF ....


                                                           FOOD MENUS


I like reading old restaurant menus, especially from Britain.  I was more than a bit surprised at the (rollover) 1912 London menu.  Ahem.



Click for The Full NSFW 1912 Bawdy House Menu


7 comments:

Stu Tarlowe said...

Considering what WASN'T censored, WHAT in the world NEEDED to be censored???

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Click to find out.

Stu Tarlowe said...

Touché. But it's still a puzzlement...

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Well, here are bees, and there are birds. What this has to do with anyhing has always been a mystery.

Leonard Jones said...

Where do I begin?

Can I have that ala carte?

I'll have one from column a and two from column b.

Do I get egg rolls with that?

Does that come with gravy?

No substitutions with the daily specials.

What kinds of deserts do you have?

Anonymous said...

Interesting - this supposedly comes from a London brothel but the first item is priced at $3.50. I didn't know that the UK had changed from Sterling to Dollars in 1912???

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Good catch. However, along with the United States; Mexico, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Pacific Island nations, and English-speaking Canada, the dollar or peso symbol precedes the number, unlike most currency symbols. Five dollars or pesos is written and printed as $5, whereas five cents is written as 5¢. In French-speaking Canada, the dollar symbol usually appears after the number (5$), although it sometimes appears in front of it, or instead may even be totally absent. (WIKI)

So maybe the Madame was a Canuck? Your job will be to track the truth down.

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