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Caesar salad turns to 'scissors salad' in dinner boo-boo

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An English language boo-boo at a dinner for Parliament staff has sparked an Internet meme as social media users, including leading politicians, post scissors-shaped salad.

The meme was inspired by a dinner for Parliament staff yesterday, at which its menu listed "Caesar Salad" as "Scissors Salad".

Even popular franchise Pizza Hut, which has caesar salad on its menu, jumped onto the bandwagon.

"We don't have 'scissors salad' but we do have Caesar Salad. #OhMyEnglish #CaesarSalad," it said in a Twitter posting.

We don't have 'Scissors Salad', but we do have Caesar Salad ? #ohmyenglish #caesarsalad pic.twitter.com/WWLU814Ro0

— Pizza Hut Malaysia (@pizzahutmsia) November 24, 2015

The blunder also caught the attention of Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin who posted a picture of a bowl of lettuce shaped like scissors on Twitter.

"Couldn't resist. Long live scissors salad!" Khairy said in a Twitter posting.

Couldn't resist. Hidop scissors salad! pic.twitter.com/GomEZFkSbM

— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) November 24, 2015

Meanwhile, Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming jokingly suggested that the dish may be a genuine Malaysian invention.

"I don't get the hate, isn't it possible that we came up with our own sharp flavoured Malaysian salad?" Ong said on Twitter.

Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen said the incident highlighted the state of the English language in the country.

"More evidence of the 'powderful' (powerful) English in Malaysia.

"Check out the Parliament menu for 'scissors' salad.

"Is someone trying to murder speaker Pandikar Amin by putting sharp objects into his salad?" Wong asked in a Facebook posting.

He also highlighted other mistakes in the menu, including a misspelling of "creme brulee".

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