Funny Language Mistakes # 3

While visiting my family in Sherbrooke over the recent holidays, Bonnie spotted the following sign at our hotel.  Although their usage of the word “consummate” might be considered technically correct in one sense when used as an adjective, the more common usage as a verb leads to a much more salacious scenario.  As the character Inigo Montoya said in one of my favorite movies of all time (The Princess Bride):  “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

Methinks perhaps they meant to use the word “consume”.  If not, that’s one wild hotel!

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One Response to Funny Language Mistakes # 3

  1. Bonnie says:

    Well, I for one am happy to ‘consummate’ anywhere…so long as Annika is asleep! Jus’ sayin’. ;)

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