With thanks to Ephraim Borowski for spotting this, another picture in the “you couldn’t make it up” series.
This is an advert for the Jachnun Bar restaurant in Israel. Jachnun is a traditional Jewish dish (Yemenite?) made of dough, and served up looking like rolled pastry, often with a tomato based dip, a hard boiled egg and skoog (a spicy sauce). It is not a dish approved for regular consumption by the Israeli Heart Association.
Their advertising says: “”When in Rome act as Roman. Come try our traditional Israeli Yemen food.”
Something a bit odd about that, don’t you think? Talk about “mixed metaphors” or mangled marketing.
It’s a shame the restaurant couldn’t be bothered to find someone who really knew English to do their marketing strapline. From another perspective, maybe a bit of historical insight would have been good too; I doubt there are many in the Jewish world who would see a comparison to Rome as being something positive.