Things I don’t understand but thanks to Wikipedia now do

Obviously, this list is not comprehensive.  In fact, it’s just one thing.  But I am considering making this a regular column. 

What is Ruth’s Chris Steak House?  I mean, I know what it is, but why on earth does it have that bizarre and difficult-to-say-without-spitting-all-over-myself name?  Well, after years of headscratching, I went to the all-knowing Wikipedia and learned that a woman named Ruth bought a steakhouse in 1965.  The name of the steakhouse she bought?  You guessed it, Dominick’s Steak-and-Shake.  Just kidding.  Chris Steak House.  No possessive apostrophe, apparently.  So now we have the oddly named Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which must have seemed to make sense at the time.  By the way, I think steakhouse should be one word. 

Any other mysteries you’d like me to solve by using Wikipedia?  Let me know because I’m on it!

3 Responses to “Things I don’t understand but thanks to Wikipedia now do”


  1. 1 Raoser March 31, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hahahahahaha. Hahahahahaha. Oh my god, this made me laugh so hard. I’m so glad you clarified because actually people have been talking to me about this sill steakhouse for years and every time, I would think “What?” but I’d just keep listening or talking and jump right over that one.

    Steakhouse should be absolutely be one word, no argument there.

    Do you remember Blayne? Ugh. Anyway, the main producer on his last three films calls herself… that’s right- Steakhouse. Very very weird.

  2. 2 steakhouse March 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    My name is awesome, and so are my movies! Steakhouse out!

  3. 3 gwendolyngarden March 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    brilliant. But darn, you reminded me how hungry I am!


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