A Chick-fil-A manager has compiled a blacklist of slang words his staff are no longer allowed to use. Fortunately for those of us who don’t work for him, one of his employees has leaked the list and it’s out there for everyone to study. The employee in question posted a photo of the list on Reddit and explained:
I work at Chick-fil-a and Eric, our manager, is tired of our s***.
Curiously enough, that last word hasn’t made the list. What the list does include are slang terms like “bae” (baby), “or naw” (oh no), “guh” (irritated or angry), “ratchet” (trashy) and “fam” (loved ones, such as friends or family). The blacklist states manager Eric’s reasons for his crackdown on such dubious words:
You will speak properly when you walk through these doors. These words are banned… You are a professional so speak professionally.
Perhaps you might have missed a comma somewhere in the third sentence, Eric? Anyway, here is the blacklist itself, in all its glory. (Scroll down for a video tutorial on properly using American English slang at restaurants — full disclosure: we don’t know if it would pass manager Eric’s scrutiny.)
1. Chick-fil-A manager Eric has compiled this list of slang terms that his staff are not allowed to use.
2. The Chick-fil-A (file picture) manager, named Eric, put together the list of blacklisted words, before handing it to his staff with the warning: ‘You will speak properly when you walk through these doors’. (Image source: Wikimedia)
And here is how to properly use American slang at a restaurant:
Share this remarkable piece of culinary censorship with your friends and give us your thoughts in the comments below.