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Diner-speak to Go

written by: skyblu1
The classic diner will always hold a special place in everyones' psyche! The sights, the smells, and oh, the sound of those waitresses rattling off orders to the 'short order' cooks! 'Rat on a Raft?' What were they thinking? Step on up to the counter, and see how many of these mostly American and British orders you can decipher! 'Bon Appetit!'

Question 1:

If you've ordered a "burn one, take it through the garden, pin a rose on it," what can you expect to be placed in front of you?
Lamb Shish - Kabob
Hot Dog with Chili and Coleslaw
Tuna Melt on Rye with Lettuce and Dill Chips
Hamburger with Lettuce, Tomato and Onion

Question 2:

If the girl next to you orders "baled hay, life preserver and java" for breakfast, what has she ordered?
Shredded wheat, donut and coffee
Hash browns, omelet, and coffee
Buckwheat pancakes, danish, and coffee
Cream of wheat , donut and coffee

Question 3:

Who are "Mike n' Ike, the twins?"  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 4:

"Noah's Boy" refers to a fish sandwich.

Question 5:

It's your first day on the job at your favorite diner! The waitress next to you yells out to the short order cook that she needs "two cows, make them cry, and paint 'em red." What has she requested the short order cook to prepare?
Two orders of beef liver and onions with ketchup
Double cheeseburger, no onions, special sauce
Salisbury steak with 'American sauce.'
Two hamburgers with onions, cover in ketchup

Question 6:

Your friend's favorite breakfast is a "shingle with shimmy and shake, squeeze one." What does he like to eat for breakfast?
French toast and apple juice
Short stack of pancakes and instant coffee
Link sausage, toast and juice
Buttered toast with jam and orange juice

Question 7:

A guy orders a "drag it through Georgia" for his son. What has he ordered?
Cola with chocolate syrup
A slice of key lime pie
Chili dog, 'all the way'
Fried chicken basket

Question 8:

What is "diner-speak" for an order of "hash?"
"Customer will take a chance"
"Gravel train"
"Burn the British"

Question 9:

Mom always told you to get plenty of iron in your diet, so you order a "put out the lights and cry." What item have you ordered?
Patty melt, no onions
T - Bone steak with onions
Ham on rye with soup
Liver and onions

Question 10:

"Keep off the grass" in diner-speak means this.
"Like the sign says..."
Hold the lettuce
Tomato only
No parsley

Question 11:

The final order of the night is for a "Bow - wow, Pittsburgh on the bun, frog sticks, and a 55 with Hail." What has been ordered?
Kielbasa, extra mustard, frog legs and a chocolate shake.
Bacon wrapped steak with fries and black coffee.
Bratwurst, no bun, mashed potatoes, cherry coke with Ice.
Hot dog, burn or toast the bun, side of french fries and a root beer with ice.

Question 12:

A fellow comes in on the night shift and orders a "Hockey puck with wax, wreck 'em, frog sticks in the alley, and draw one in the dark." What on Earth does he want to eat?
Liver, no onions, frog legs, fried eggs, and black coffee.
Well done burger with American cheese, fries on the side, scrambled eggs, and black coffee.
Medium-rare burger, onion rings, fries, and a strawberry shake.
Tuna salad with cheese, fries on the side and black forest cake.

Question 13:

"Go for a walk" or "on wheels" refers to what type of order?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 14:

"Chicks on a raft with blowout patches" refers to what?
Scrambled eggs and sausage
Western omelet with french toast
Fried chicken and mashed potatoes
Eggs on toast with pancakes

Question 15:

Finally, a customer orders "Bossy in a bowl, bullets or whistleberries, a blonde with sand, a bucket of cold mud, and belchwater. What have they ordered?
Chili con carne with Lima beans, ice tea, a vanilla sundae and a Perrier water.
Chicken noodle soup, blackberries, vanilla coke, German chocolate cake and seltzer water.
Beef stew, baked beans, coffee with cream and sugar, chocolate ice cream, and seltzer water.
Tomato soup, fried okra, root beer, chocolate ice cream, and Perrier water.


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