You know, being a programmer has just ruined me.
Crabby Squirrel at our hibachi birthday lunch for coworker DJ Squirrelly Fresh
CS (That’s Crabby Squirrel, not computer science.) was perusing the menu when he made this observation. He continued, “I see boolean algebra everywhere.”
Now that’s not quite like seeing dead people, but it can still be a strange sensation. What CS was talking about was one line on the menu that said your hibachi meal includes “vegetables and steamed or fried rice”.
Now to nerds like us, AND takes precedence over OR. In other words, we saw:
[your choice of]
(vegetables and steamed) or (fried rice)
What on earth is steamed?
Look, it’s funny. If you’re us. Or maybe it’s one of those you-had-to-be-there things. But since you weren’t there, I have this for you. Like nerd jokes, it defies description. Unlike nerd jokes, it’s funny.
On our next trip, the grammar was fine, but you had to deal with the ad placement.