Your unnecessary P offends me

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The bar-restaurant Champps seems to be all over the metro area, what with one close to my girl’s home at Pentagon Row and one near my workplace over in Reston. In reality there are only five of them, but it seems like more since I can feel the eyecancer growing every time I look upon that sign. Why? What purpose does that serve? It just looks wrong in every way. It bugs me so much that I almost wrote a little poem about it. A haiku to annoyance. A free-verse rant about your spurious P and Mazda’s Millenia’s missing N and the tumor that grows behind my eyelid every time I gaze upon this wrong-ness.

Instead I will just grit my teeth and mock you here. Mock mock mock.

4 Comments so far

  1. WFY (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 11:35 am

    I think there is another chain of sportsbars called “Champs.”


  2. Don (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 11:48 am

    All the more reason to come up with a new name rather than the same word misspelled. I had been calling them “Cham-puh-puhs” but maybe I’ll just call them “Chams.” Make up for the extra P use by everyone else.

    I can see posting this was a mistake; looking at that picture annoys me.


  3. Stacey (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    I can’t deal with the extra “P,” and I also can’t deal with Chicken Out’s poor grammar. “Eat good?”

    Makes my skin crawl.


  4. fedward (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 5:04 pm

    I used to work in one of the buildings at Plaza America next to the Reston location. I also opted for the “Cham-puh-puhs” pronunciation. It doesn’t help that their food is lousy and the service is usually mediocre if not outright hostile. Meh. I’ll head over to the Clyde’s at Reston Town Center instead, even though the booths are all ripped and everybody seems to ignore the revolving door, instead opting to hold the handicapped-access door open for ten minutes at a time while their stupid friends have conversations and let in all the cold winter air.

    Not that this happened. At least not every time I ate there. Sometimes it was warm outside.



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