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Some of the colorful jargon of the classic lunch counter and diner:

"Adam and Eve on a raft" means two poached eggs on toast.

"zeppelins in a fog" is sausages and mashed potatoes.

"cowboy with spurs" is a western omelet with fries.

'Bark with belly busters and city juice', is hot dog with baked beans and a glass of water.

'Burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it' - Hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion.

'A blond with sand' - Coffee with cream and sugar.

'Bloodhounds in the Hay' - Hot dogs with sauerkraut.

"stretch" is a Coke.

"full house" is a grilled cheese, bacon, and tomato sandwich.

"cremate a blue, bikini cut", is a well done, toasted blueberry muffin cut in 4 pieces.

"radio" is a tuna fish sandwich on toast. (Formerly "tuna down" which sounded like "turn it down," as if asking someone to turn down the volume on a radio).

"51" is hot chocolate.

"whiskey down" is rye toast.

"squeeze it" means make it fast.

"seaboard" means make it to go.

"cluck and grunt" is eggs and bacon.

"Golden moons on a silver sea" Actually, this is not lunch counter lingo. It is a fancy name for soup with pigeon's eggs, a first course of an ordinary Chinese dinner.



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