Would You Eat Here?

Funny Sign-Gas

If you are driving through the city of Tipton in the state of Indiana, you may want to avoid (to keep away from) this restaurant and gas station. The other people in your car may thank you.

To get gas” means to put gasoline in your car or vehicle. It also means to have too much air in your intestines, the tubes that move food around in your body. I think you know what happens when you have too much gas. If you have too much air in your stomach, you may burp. If you don’t know about burping, listen to English Cafe 58. Jeff demonstrates and shows you very clearly what can happen.

~ Lucy

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14 Responses to Would You Eat Here?

  1. emiliano says:

    Yes, I agree with you that it is dangerous to eat over there and to have afterward so many gas in………… it is very unconfortable, as a matter of fact did you see de movie SHREK (and the two sequels), and if you did it is sure you noticed what the ogre said always:

    It is better out than in (in spanish: “mejor fuera que dentro”)……..I love SHREK, also I love your good humor Lucy

    Regards and congratulations it is an splendid idea to have this blog, I enjoy it a lot
    emiliano (spain)

  2. marina says:

    Yes!!! Definitely, I remember Jeff’s demonstration of a burp.

  3. David says:

    hmmm, what is so special about the food in that restaurant in Indiana?
    it’s so interesting…@@”
    i hope i can visit there….but i dont want to get any gas…

  4. Jérôme says:

    But, you know, to burp following a meal could mean that you ate very well (e.g Morocco)… sometimes the cooker is very glad to hear your burp !!…

  5. Chaoz says:

    Right. But if you are a truck driver who has passed the place a lot of times, you may still wanna try. A joke is a good way to attract people’s attention.

  6. gaetano says:

    Burp?! Are you so sure that the gas will go out through the mouth?


  7. shon says:

    Thanks. Lucy~
    I ‘ve never know the word “burp”.
    but I never forget this word.

  8. Sophia says:

    In my opinion,it’s a pun.So just smile and drive through the sign.

  9. Pedro says:

    This billboard reminds me of Jay Leno’s Headlines. Some of them are exceedingly funny.

    One of them about an idiot criminal is quite memorable. A fugitvie was pulled over by a highway patrol for speeding. Unable to produce a valid ID, the dirver unfolded a “Wanted” police bulletin on the passenger seat and pointed his picture to the cop, “See, this is me. Here is my name . Don’t believe me? Here is my picture.”

    – Pedro

  10. Bob says:

    It’s really interesting and I think it should be a PUN? Is it kind of places such as STOP & SHOP, where it provides food as well as gasoline?

  11. Fran says:

    According to the display, sure it is not a “alta cocina” restaurant.
    But I would bet it is plenty of drivers at lunch time. Who will forget such display? and who won’t mention such a place to its colleagues?

    As the spanish saying goes, “Dame pan y llámame tonto”.


  12. Andrea says:

    Jeff’s practical demonstration about the burp was very funny… I couldn’t stop laughing 🙂
    Anyway, I agree with gaetano, this wouldn’t be a burp… I don’t know the right term…

  13. Dr. Lucy Tse says:

    When gas doesn’t come out of your mouth as a burp, it comes out of the other end as a “fart.” A more polite way of saying “to fart” is “to pass gas,” but we don’t hear that expression very often, maybe because if you’re in polite company, you probably won’t be talking about gas–at least this kind.


  14. Juan Carlos says:

    I didn’t expect Dr. Jeff burping on the podcast, but as he said is more undersatndable the term hearing the sound.
    I just wonder if it came out at the moment when he was recording or was recorded in advance.

    Talking about manners. I have a classmate who entertains the class by burping out loud even in public places like the library where you’re supposed to be quiet. The worst thing is that most of the class laughs when he does it. I used to sit beside him. Once he burped in my face, and I was about to vomit because of that smell. I don’t sit anymore near him. I think that’s disgusting. He has no manners at all. I’ve talk to him, and I’ve called him pig, but is better to talk to a tree. I don’t like him because of his rudeness, but since is my my classmate and I have to see him five days a week I’m trying to cope up with him.

    Thanks to all the staff for this website.
    We all appreciate your great work.
    Greeting from Jalisco, Mexico.

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