LUNCH COUNTER LINGO
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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