Wednesday, January 17, 2018

[Updated] You literally can't say this word now at the Continental



Slum Goddess spotted this sign up on the front door at the Continental, 25 Third Ave. near St. Mark's Place.

Not sure if they are serious about this offense ... [updated: see the comments. Trigger, the bar's owner, says the sign is meant to be tongue-in-cheek] in any event, per the sign:

Sorry but if you say the word "literally" inside Continental you have 5 minutes to finish your drink and then you must leave.

If you actually start a sentence with "I literally" you must leave immediately!!!

This is the most overused, annoying word in the English language and we will not tolerate it.

Back in November, Trigger, the owner of the bar, which opened in 1991, announced that he would close the Continental this summer. (He left open the possibility of a relocation.) The updated closing date is now June 30.

As previously reported, Real Estate Equities Corporation plans to demolish the existing low-rise buildings at 3 St. Mark’s Place, 23 and 25-27 Third Ave. to make way for a 7-story office building.

Updated 1/24

A new version of the sign explains that this literally ban is to help end "Kardashianism" ...


30 comments:

IzF said...

HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

Scott said...

They literally don't give a fuck anymore.

Gojira said...

Can I say the word "Ridiculous"?

Anonymous said...

Literally, who cares? I thought this was Trump's America, where we all are entitled and able to say what we want, when we want, and where we want, including The Continental...

sophocles said...

There should be an exception for the rare times that the word is used correctly. Other words to figuratively prohibit: "Perfect," as in "Here's your change." "Perfect."
If something really is perfect, then you can say, "That is literally perfect."
"Awesome" seems to dying a slow death. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

Misusing the word literally sure is annoying but ironically this "policy" and the sentiment behind it come across as way more insufferable. Whatever. At the end of the day this idea of half-wit bargoers and bartenders attempting to police each others' diction is freakin' hilarious, you just have to laugh out your ass at this one.

Anonymous said...

This bar is literally closing soon. Figuratively speaking.....aw hell who cares?

Anonymous said...

It's a minor miracle the place still exists post circa 2004. I have good memories from playing my first shitty gig in the city there once upon a time, but it has always seemed like a dour, unfriendly, unwelcoming, unappealing, no-fun place to drink and this latest monkey business just confirms that.

Anonymous said...

Is it overused? Yes. But, being an overbearing douche isn't a good look, particularly in the hospitality business when surrounded by competitors that will let you say whatever you want.

No wonder they're going out of business.

Anonymous said...

Wow, they have standards, who knew?

Anonymous said...

Haaa..lol

NOTORIOUS said...

In all fairness to the patrons, I'd have a hard time exercising my vocabulary if I was served five shots literally all at once. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to throw food on the sidewalk and scream when the rats show up.

Anonymous said...

BUT THE WORD- LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE. LIKE LIKE. LIKE. LIKE
!!!!??????

Giovanni said...

I’m literally surprised that anyone from The Continental knows how to spell an SAT word with more than 5 letters in it. Literally.

Anonymous said...

Literally how ridiculous is that

Eden Brower said...

But five shots are literally five dollars.

NOTORIOUS said...

I passed by earlier and there was literally nobody in there. The sign must be working!

Anonymous said...

Like literally, who cares?

Anonymous said...

I doubt I could last 5 minutes in there anyway.

Anonymous said...

Oh trigger!!?? Relax

Hatholder said...

How about the word "pedantic"?

Jack said...

This is figuratively the dumbest policy ever

Anonymous said...

"I literally am getting kicked out for saying this."

justsomeguy05 said...

ooh : I am literally "obsessed" with this story ;-)

JB04605 said...

Also due for retirement - 'spot on'

Anonymous said...

This is the last tourist/frathole EV bar I'd expect to get all pissy about language. So, respect. But I've literally never been there and don't plan to go.

Anonymous said...

Ha. Love it.

Anonymous said...

What about when you "ACTUALLY" say something though...

Trigger said...

i LOVE that some people are taking my letter Literally! You’ve been punked!
Most people actually get the humor intended and have a good laugh.
We haven’t tossed anyone out for using that word. Yet!

Trigger said...

can you please add a note or asterisk saying that the very next day I added “WE MUST STOP KARDASHIANISM NOW!”
If u place this as a new item and not just as a footnote in the original people will surely see my Tongue in Cheek intent. Thx