Couple orders corn on the cob at a takeaway – and are given sweetcorn in a bread roll

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A COUPLE ordered corn on the cob at a take-away — and got sweetcorn in a bread roll.

Paige Hart, 24, and William Maddock, 32, spotted the gaffe only when they took it home.

A couple ordered corn on the cob in Nottingham — and got sweetcorn in a bread roll
A couple ordered corn on the cob in Nottingham — and got sweetcorn in a bread roll
The couple shared the corny blunder online ...you couldn't bake it up
The couple shared the corny blunder online …you couldn’t bake it up

The corny blunder at their regular kebab shop is because “cob” is a local word for a roll.

Carer Paige said of the Nottingham mix-up: “We’d been to a pub and on the way home popped in at about 10.30pm.

“We ordered our usual half-chicken combo, kebab and chips. But I fancied corn on the cob.

“William said they wouldn’t sell them, but I asked if they did. The man behind the counter said, ‘Yes, my darling’.

“The total was around £12 and we paid £2 for what we thought was corn on the cob.

“But we got home and were gobsmacked. We thought it was a joke. Now I think he was oblivious to it. There was probably a language misunderstanding too.

“I didn’t eat it as it didn’t look nice.


“But we didn’t ask for a refund as it was a mistake — an amusing one. We’ll keep using the shop. But I doubt we’ll order corn on the cob again.”

The couple also tweeted a snap of their order.

Decorator William said: “Once we got over the shock we found it funny.” The Grill Town shop was unavailable for comment.

Left: cob in Nottingham. Right: also cob in other parts of England
Paige and Will show off two different versions of corn on the cob
Paul Tonge – The Sun
Paige and William showed a great sense of humour when they didn't complain
Paige and William didn’t complain about the blunder because the mistake was amusing
Paul Tonge – The Sun

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