Restaurant removes 'Pho Keene Great' sign over concerns it's offensive


spaminator
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Restaurant removes 'Pho Keene Great' sign over concerns it's offensive
Associated Press
Published:
January 3, 2019
Updated:
January 3, 2019 3:52 PM EST
A sign featuring the name of a new restaurant in Keene, N.H. (Facebook photo)
KEENE, N.H. — A New Hampshire restaurant that’s preparing to open has removed a sign advertising its name over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on a type of soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced “fuh.” The restaurant calls itself by the name of the soup, followed by the words “Keene Great.”
City Manager Elizabeth Dragon said it’s intended to sound like profanity and that owner Isabelle Jolie didn’t get permission to hang any sign.
Jolie said she doesn’t think the name is offensive.
Dragon tells New Hampshire Public Radio the city wants Jolie to be successful, but that it has to strike a balance.
Both sides plan to meet soon.

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spaminator
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PHO KEENE GREAT: Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive
Associated Press
Published:
January 18, 2019
Updated:
January 18, 2019 4:54 PM EST
A sign featuring the name of a new restaurant in Keene, N.H. (Facebook photo)
KEENE, N.H. — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
The name of the Vietnamese restaurant in a public building next to City Hall in Keene is a play on words. It calls itself by the name of a soup, which is spelled P-H-O, but is pronounced “fuh,” followed by the words “Keene Great.” It’s scheduled to open March 1.
City Manager Elizabeth Dragon said in an email the sign was approved Friday and is in compliance. She said no one had submitted written permission to put up any sign until Jan. 4.
Dragon said officials decided to let the community “decide what they think of the sign and how they interpret it.”

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http://torontosun.com/news/weird/res...-its-offensive
http://torontosun.com/news/weird/pho...-was-offensive
 
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How many years did Sofa King run radio ads in Calgary?
 
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

How many years did Sofa King run radio ads in Calgary?

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Jinentonix
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I wonder if the Fu King Chinese restaurant in London still has the same name.
 
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