London's famous EAT IT bistro has temporarily closed, following the discovery of a rampant strain of Vowel virus VV-IB.
The problem first became apparent when Head Waiter, Lefty Gonzales, noticed that several customers were served soap instead of soup, and coke instead of cake during lunchtime service. Things took a turn for the worse when a Women's Institute group were served toe and creamed bins.
'It's a disgrace,' said Mrs Slatehouse of Putney. 'This place should be closed down.'
Digory 'Jellyroll' Morton, owner of EAT IT, finally made an urgent call to the nearest Spell-casting office who immediately dispensed ampoules of appropriate anti-virus medication.
'This will hopefully be the end of it,' said Mr Morton. 'Serving ice-cold bears is proving to be expensive and dangerous.'
The Dept of Alphabets warns members of the public to be vigilant for any further symptoms in other bistros.