Debenhams now allowing you to order coffee in plain English
Ordering coffee in Italian is a daunting prospect, especially if you can barely speak the language you were born with (hello there people of Wigan). With that, the rapacious nature of the coffee house has been a troublesome sight for unfortunates.
Grande doesn't mean biggest? Or does it?
Either way, Debenhams are ditching all that in favour of a delightfully dumb menu after their customers (70% of them) moaned that it was confusing remembering what three words meant, and couldn't work out that they could ask the staff or say things like 'medium' and the person serving you would know what you meant.
Either way, you won't be hearing people say venti skinny latte in Debenhams from now on. Basically, you'll be able to ask for things like 'a black coffee', 'one of them frothy ones' or 'one with chocolate in'.
The store said: "We’re testing a redesign of the menu so shoppers spend less time playing coffee Cluedo and more time enjoying their favourite drink."
The Plain English Campaign (yes, that's an actual thing) welcomed the move with founder Chrissie Maher saying: "Whether tea or coffee, it needs to be in plain English. If customers can read the menu clearly, they’re more likely to try something new and they may come back."
Next week: Spaghetti renamed long tomato pasta and Rioja, wobbly grape drink.