Friday, August 26, 2005


We've railed before about political correctness gone mad. Here's another case.

On the north side of Chicago, there's an eatery called Max's Italian Beef. Want a side dish with that beef? Try the ghetto fries. According to WCBS, they're:
[T]hinly sliced potatoes smothered in Italian beef gravy, BBQ sauce, onions, cheddar cheese, and hot peppers ... The owner says that the fries were named after the employee who came up with the combination. He says it was the employee's nickname, and it was done in fun.
But not everyone thinks there's "fun" in the word "ghetto." Perhaps Max's should take a hint from Waffle House (aka the Awful Waffle) and order the hash browns, scattered, smothered, covered, chunked, topped and diced with onions, tomatoes, ham, chili and cheese. Or, as we've heard it called, "plate of puke."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey the word "ghetto" is potically incorrect
we should now refer to them as "low income housing" fries