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Title: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: hauntedsouls on March 10, 2019, 12:20 PM
I'm working on a dark comedy pilot and need a name for an ostentatious Chinese restaurant. I don't wish to be rude or disrespectful so it's a challenge. Any ideas out there for me?  :thankyou
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: carrots on March 10, 2019, 03:55 PM
Hmmm....I'm not sure this fits the bill, but when I think of valuable antiques, a vase from the Ming Dynasty comes to mind. So maybe something with "Ming Dynasty" in the name would evoke, "I'm so fancy"??
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: Pons on March 10, 2019, 04:23 PM
There is a Chinese restaurant near us named The Dragon House. Well known and upscale - at least it used to be. I haven't been there for years.
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: hauntedsouls on March 11, 2019, 04:37 AM
How about The Oriental Palace? Or The Dragon Palace?
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: Pons on March 11, 2019, 08:00 AM
I like Dragon Palace. It's one step up from Dragon House in ostentation.   :grin3   Hmmm, unless "house" has connotations in Chinese that I am unaware of, which is completely possible.
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: Vijaya on March 11, 2019, 10:40 AM
A vote for Dragon Palace!!!
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: hauntedsouls on March 11, 2019, 12:10 PM
Dragon Palace! I like it - I'll suggest it in the next draft. Thanks all, as usual this place is great.
Title: Re: Dark Comedy Script
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on March 11, 2019, 08:46 PM
Just a note, I think Oriental is one of those terms that's been classified as exoticising (if that's a word). I wouldn't use it unless the plot were set when the term was common.