Classic Diner Talk We Dare You to Use
You too can speak waiter, using funny lingo for short-order dishes. We rounded up the ones that made us laugh the most.
If you’re ordering at breakfast:
Adam and Eve on a raft = Poached eggs on toast
Burn the British = English muffin toasted
Sinkers and suds = Doughnuts and coffee
Order up these slang words that are actually in the dictionary.
On the side?
Sand = Sugar
Twins = Salt and pepper
Sea dust = Salt
Keep off the grass = Hold the lettuce
Paint it red = With ketchup
Warts = Olives
Have it your way:
In the alley = Served on the side
High and dry = Served plain
On wheels = To go
Houseboat = Banana split
Fish eyes = Tapioca pudding
Nervous pudding = Jell-o
Eve with a lid on = Apple pie (more Garden of Eden references!)
Put a hat on it = Add ice cream
Let me get an Eve with a lid on, and put a hat on it = Apple pie à la mode