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(Mental Floss)   For breakfast this morning, Subby had a pair of drawers and burned the British under a couple of wrecked chicks. Nothing special   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 40
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2012-09-20 02:14:44 PM
That headline reminded me of my favorite children's book about an elephant and bear opening a diner and learning the lingo, Frank and Earnest.
 
2012-09-20 02:15:20 PM
Ernest.  I think the ears threw me off.
 
2012-09-20 02:23:46 PM
It would be more amusing if people ordered breakfasts using WWII RAF Banter
 
2012-09-20 03:08:13 PM
Hockey puck - A hamburger, well done 
 
Ewwww....
 
2012-09-20 03:22:21 PM
'"burn one in the alley"

"you want a burger with a side?"

"no let's go out back and smoke up"
 
2012-09-20 03:23:20 PM
Coney Island/Coney Island chicken/Coney Island bloodhound - A hot dog

as long as they don't ask for a coney island whitefish
 
2012-09-20 03:26:21 PM

markie_farkie: It would be more amusing if people ordered breakfasts using WWII RAF Banter


I see I was too late for the raf banter reference...

/ Bunch of monkeys on your ceiling, sir! Grab your egg and fours and let's get the bacon delivered.
 
2012-09-20 04:06:28 PM
List fails without Sh*t on a Shingle
 
2012-09-20 04:07:13 PM
For breakfast this morning I had a dead baby's anus and a chilled glass of wallaby spunk.

/waits for Farkers trying to look that up
 
2012-09-20 04:42:05 PM
9. Bossy in a bowl - Beef stew

Shouldn't that be "Bessie in a bowl"?
 
2012-09-20 04:44:54 PM
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2012-09-20 05:14:49 PM
I thought I was reading a RiffTrax script...
 
2012-09-20 05:26:53 PM
The goal for most kitchens is to be as efficient as possible. The lingo displayed here seems counter productive when thought of in efficiency standards. It is no wonder these people ended up in diners and not as chefs.
 
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2012-09-20 05:37:49 PM
Wouldn't it be easier to just say the order than all this made up stuff?

/but I guess if you had to say and do the same same things all day every day you might as well have a little fun with it.
 
2012-09-20 05:47:22 PM
Burn one, take it through the garden and pin a rose on it

Jive for Beginners?

/Golly!
 
2012-09-20 06:15:36 PM
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Zerts are what I call desserts. Tray-trays are entrees. I call sandwiches sammies, sandoozles, or Adam Sandlers. Air conditioners are cool blasterz, with a z. I don't know where that came from. I call cakes "big ol' cookies." I call noodles "long-ass rice." Fried chicken is "fry fry chicky chick." Chicken parm is "chicky chicky parm parm." Chicken cacciatore, "chicky catch." I call eggs "pre-birds" or "future birds." Root beer is "super water." Tortillas are "bean blankies." And I call forks "food rakes."
 
2012-09-20 06:25:29 PM
Came for the Apps and Zerts, leaving satisfied!

/Treat yo self!
 
2012-09-20 06:33:09 PM
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2012-09-20 06:40:04 PM
I suspect this started off as mild banter that got out of hand. You'd be hard pressed to find a dinner where this is spoken.

I think the most you'll find is "chopped, smothered and smashed" at Waffle House. The use of a language is dependent on it's continuation, and there were just so many discontinuities in the food service sector between changes in business models and staff that no one would understand the slang.
 
2012-09-20 07:00:58 PM
Whistleberries for baked beans... cute!
 
2012-09-20 07:11:25 PM
21. Drag one through Georgia - Coca-Cola with chocolate syrup

Seriously ? People drink this ?
 
2012-09-20 07:23:59 PM

markie_farkie: It would be more amusing if people ordered breakfasts using WWII RAF Banter


But I don't like SPAM!
 
2012-09-20 07:30:50 PM
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Nice and witty banter. You're still not getting a tip.
 
2012-09-20 07:32:44 PM

Theropod76: 21. Drag one through Georgia - Coca-Cola with chocolate syrup

Seriously ? People drink this ?


Don't knock it 'til you try it. Fountains have added all kinds of syrup to Coke for ages. Where do you think Cherry Coke and Vanilla Coke originated?

Right now, it doesn't can/bottle very well. Otherwise, C-CCo. would have been all over that shiat 30 years ago.
 
2012-09-20 07:46:28 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: '"burn one in the alley"

"you want a burger with a side?"

"no let's go out back and smoke up"


That's what I thought when I saw burn one too. One guy I knew called it frying chickens,then again he also called xanaxs blueberries, and then there was the fire in the hole group. Stoner slang is better than diner slang.
 
2012-09-20 07:51:17 PM

Theropod76: 21. Drag one through Georgia - Coca-Cola with chocolate syrup

Seriously ? People drink this ?


I got hooked on these when I worked at an ice cream shop in my teenage mallrat days. An old lady came up to the counter one day and ordered one. I looked at her kinda strangely but I humored her, made it for her, and she walked away very content. Curiosity got the best of me and I made one to take home with me when my shift ended. It was the most magical experience I had ever had - well, until I lost my virginity, but I digress.

/srsly, nectar of the gods
 
2012-09-20 08:21:35 PM
oxandpenblog.com
 
2012-09-20 09:17:41 PM

Gleeman: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]
Nice and witty banter. You're still not getting a tip.


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Hey, who didn't throw in?
 
2012-09-20 09:25:44 PM
Hey Mac! Where's the can? Gotta go quick - no foolin'!
 
2012-09-20 09:44:50 PM
1. Adam and Eve on a raft/log - Two poached eggs on toast

What's the point of this lingo if it doesn't save any time?? All those stupid sayings are, almost without exception, longer than the phrases they replace. It makes zero sense.
 
2012-09-20 10:11:37 PM
The only one of these that actually gets used (from my experience) is 86'd (or 86'ed, I've never had to type it out before). The restaurants I've worked for were always running out of something, so menu items got 86'd all the time. Occasionally someone will order a steak Pittsburgh style, but the rest I'm pretty sure were made up by writers for Alice (the "kiss my grits" show).
 
2012-09-20 10:16:54 PM

No Diving: The only one of these that actually gets used (from my experience) is 86'd (or 86'ed, I've never had to type it out before). The restaurants I've worked for were always running out of something, so menu items got 86'd all the time. Occasionally someone will order a steak Pittsburgh style, but the rest I'm pretty sure were made up by writers for Alice (the "kiss my grits" show).


Right, but the only reason it stuck is because it was able to be adopted outside the diner environment -- it can easily be used in other arenas.

Not too many uses for the slang for "two poached eggs on toast with a side of hash browns".
 
2012-09-20 10:18:12 PM
That was in reference to '86'.

As an aside: I eat my steaks Pittsburgh rare.
 
2012-09-21 12:02:22 AM

wildcardjack: I think the most you'll find is "chopped, smothered and smashed" at Waffle House.


They're all scattered but you can also get smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, topped and/or country, but smashed ain't an option, boy.
 
2012-09-21 12:03:01 AM

KidneyStone: wildcardjack: I think the most you'll find is "chopped, smothered and smashed" at Waffle House.

They're all scattered but you can also get smothered, covered, chunked, diced, peppered, capped, topped and/or country, but smashed ain't an option, boy.


btw, I typed that in Foghorn Leghorn voice
 
2012-09-21 12:50:14 AM
Kronk's got this.
 
2012-09-21 05:24:36 AM

No Diving: The only one of these that actually gets used (from my experience) is 86'd (or 86'ed, I've never had to type it out before). The restaurants I've worked for were always running out of something, so menu items got 86'd all the time. Occasionally someone will order a steak Pittsburgh style, but the rest I'm pretty sure were made up by writers for Alice (the "kiss my grits" show).


Agreed, 86 is pretty much the only term that everyone in a kitchen should know (besides shouting HOT or BEHIND). We had someone order a steak "Pittsburgh Rare" once and the server had no clue what it meant, but sent us the order anyway. None of us in the kitchen knew what that meant (and we are one of those popular scratch local farm to table whatever places) so figured it meant something like cooking it black and blue (seared heavy on the outside, rare on the inside). And just so happened we guessed correctly...
 
2012-09-21 10:26:34 AM
WRT the Pittsburgh reference - back in the day when the Burgh was still a mill town - Steelworkers used to take raw steaks (or other meat) and at lunch thow it on the outside of the blast furnace - it would char the outside VERY quickly - (even to the point of being burnt) - but would not have time to cook the inside - hence it became known as Pittsburgh style.
 
2012-09-21 11:46:59 AM
I remember when I was a small pup, growing up in Northeast Alabama, hearing a preacher telling of how he once asked a cafeteria worker to "give me some of those butterbeans" and she had no idea that he meant Lima beans
 
2012-09-21 03:58:52 PM
I think the author got half his source from an old children's book called "Frank and Earnest" about two friends who happened to be a bear and an elephant (in suits!) who do odd jobs and wound up running this lady's diner a few days. the front and back overleafs had these guides to diner lingo and I recognize more than a few on this list.
 
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