Derby #265: Imaginary Restaurants
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Pauley G's

Pauley G's
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CoffeeOnIce


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Like the idea, but the plural of pi is pis. The apostrophe would imply that pi possesses something. That said, most restaurants make that mistake, so it wouldn't be entirely out of place.

lyonscc


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CoffeeOnIce wrote:Like the idea, but the plural of pi is pis. The apostrophe would imply that pi possesses something. That said, most restaurants make that mistake, so it wouldn't be entirely out of place.


Actually, I agonized on that for awhile before choosing "Pi's" (though I almost went for the symbol for Pi with the apostrophe, as an option). In the end, "Pis" looked too much like a bodily function, so I went with the apostrophe.

lisabethjo


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How about you leave out the "are" so it becomes a contraction.

thewronggrape


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lyonscc wrote:In the end, "Pis" looked too much like a bodily function, so I went with the apostrophe.


I do a decent amount of copy writing for work and also a lot of Googling when I'm unsure of grammar rules.

I don't remember what I was writing, but I found a rule which indicated it was acceptable to use the apostrophe if the lack of it might cause confusion. Maybe it's bending the rule a little, but I think it's important when writing (or designing) for the masses (versus say writing a thesis paper or something).

The exception to Rule 11 here.

anemones


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I would definitely buy this shirt if the square pie was at a different angle within the circle. I feel like the number of people who enjoy geometry jokes probably has a large overlap with 'people who are extremely particular about the angles at which objects are presented', haha.

bounty42


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lisabethjo wrote:How about you leave out the "are" so it becomes a contraction.


Because then you loose the gag.
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ariellem


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That errant apostrophe is not optional, it's wrong. Also agree that the pie would look better at an angle. Other than that, I like it.

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Thogek


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lyonscc wrote:Actually, I agonized on that for awhile before choosing "Pi's" (though I almost went for the symbol for Pi with the apostrophe, as an option). In the end, "Pis" looked too much like a bodily function, so I went with the apostrophe.


Fair point. Still bugs me ('cause it looks and is technically wrong, something a geeky joke in particular should avoid), but I'm a little OCD like that, so...

You could also try lowercasing just the "s" in the case. I.e., "PIs", although I don't know whether that would help, either...

Or, just back out of the explicit "PI" references and say that "OUR PIES ARE SQUARED." I think people'll still get it.

This quibble aside, great design. :-)

runnerfrog13


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Thogek wrote:
Or, just back out of the explicit "PI" references and say that "OUR PIES ARE SQUARED." I think people'll still get it.

That's a good solution, I like it the best. Though using the PI symbol would be my second choice, despite losing the subtlety of the gag.

I also agree about the angle of the square pie is a little awkward feeling, but can't put my finger on which angle it would be better at, probably something more harmonious with the slanted bar of the logo.

That compass in the background is beautiful! I'd wear a shirt with that on it all by itself

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