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!