The Story of 7R-Block ~ The Linguistics Zone

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Story of 7R-Block

Setting: at an upscale restaurant taking a customer's order, we now get to the drinks.


Me: And what would you like to drink?

Customer: "7R-Block."

Thoughts ran through my head: What the heck is that? It sounds more like a tax firm than a drink.

Me: Hmm, I've never heard of that one. Is it a mixed drink?

Customer: I know you have it, I order it every time I come here.

Me: Okay, just hold on for a second, I'll be right back.

I went back to the kitchen and asked the other workers if they have heard of a drink that is called 7R Block. Perhaps it is a "secret code" used by the employees that I haven't been taught yet or maybe some kind of slang.

Me (to employees): We've got someone wanting a "7R-Block." Do we have anything by that name here?

The employees haven't heard of it either, and recommended that I give the customer a menu with our complete drink listings and have him point out what he is referring to.

Me: Here is our complete menu. You can point out exactly what you want.

What did the customer point at?
(highlight the black text by dragging your mouse over it to reveal it)


Sauvignon Blanc

2343 comments:

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That took me a second to get. even after reading it

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Me, too. I have to figure it out.

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What is this. I can't understand :(

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Finally got it :D, took awhile though.

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Hey buddy, whats this about? I have never heard it neither I knew that story. I think I had to shape it out and find out how it is. Hope the drink tastes good.

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I never got it!

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im still not sure if i get it... i think i do but dang, i feel kinda embarassed -_-
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I have no idea what are talking about

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Interesting! Thought I was slow. Good to know others didn't get immediately!

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i guess im not educated enough to have gotten that joke :s
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I don't think there's much to get. The guy just didn't pronounce it right.

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It's simple but still funny

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Great. The best part is that the customer thought that he would tout it off that he orders it everytime, probably just to belittle you. But it all turns out that he was an idiot. Good story.

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Too long to figure it out.

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I think 7R is 7up... but i am scratching my head with Block. That is weird

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it took me a while but i got it....

I am from the wine country they would be ashamed of me lol

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I've never heard of that one before.

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guess I'm not educated enough either!

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Great humor :D

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LOL.. I can't believe. Is that real story...? Nice one.

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I get this all the time when people are talking about cigarettes at the petrol station.

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well, don't know french at all...
is that supposed to be that the customer was pronouncing it correctly or the waiter didn't know French?

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The customer was may be drunkard.

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Hey buddy, whats this about? I have never heard it neither I knew that story. I think I had to shape it out and find out how it is. Hope the drink tastes good.

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Haha.. it is only a matter of incorrect pronounciation. Good thing you show the menu ;0

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Haha, that's funny. I'm not sure how it's really pronounced though... :[

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that's like the ID-10-t error joke. It is pronounced like "sovynyon" and is a French area after which is named a wine brand. It's about "Cabernet Sauvignon" white wine I guess.

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i have to look into this, never heard of it :/

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It all about the conversation between the customer and me. The customer is frustrated with the taxes.

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Hey buddy, what’s this about? I have never heard it neither I knew that story. I think I had to figure it out and hit upon how it is. Hope the drink tastes good.

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Does the actual pronunciation even come close to '7R Block'? Not to my ears, unless I've also been saying it differently.

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I'd like to have a 7R-Block!!! Haha.

That's a common problem with people here in my place. They're bad spellers, nor do they get to pronounce words properly. :(

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If that customer come regularly then why didn't the waiter didn't recognized him? confusing.

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I went back to the kitchen and asked the other workers if they have heard of a drink that is called 7R Block. Perhaps it is a "secret code" used by the employees that I haven't been taught yet or maybe some kind of slang.

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I still don't get it. What the meaning?

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I went back to the kitchen and asked the other workers if they have heard of a drink that is called 7R Block. Perhaps it is a "secret code" used by the employees that I haven't been taught yet or maybe some kind of slang.

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:))) how it is possible to read the title so that it sounds like 7r block... transcription is nowhere near it...

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"Lipsense said...

Hey buddy, whats this about? I have never heard it neither I knew that story. I think I had to shape it out and find out how it is. Hope the drink tastes good. And I can't believe. Is that real story...? Nice one.
"
Lipsense, What are you talking about? What you want to perceive or conclude from the story. It is so simple and funny.

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