Bon Appetit Dept

I’m pretty sure the guys who were hired to put up the wallpaper in the IHOP here in Clarksburg — wallpaper which sports whimsically fonted listings of various items off the classic IHOP menu — did this on purpose:

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I thought Helen would think that was really funny, but she turned out not to be familiar with the sense of the word “pan” that it takes in compounds such as “bedpan.” So first there was an English lesson. THEN she thought it was funny. But she wasn’t particularly happy that I had passed that on to her while she was eating breakfast… (Just kidding about the last bit.)\

(By the way, I thought I had published this back in 2014, and only just noticed that it’s still in “draft” status. Sometimes I have been known to be a touch absent-minded.)


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