Dinner Conversations: Dinner Lingo



If I can’t wow them with my culinary expertise (and I can’t), then I’ll keep them distracted while they eat. Here’s a fun one: Diner Lingo. Remember Diners? Diner folk had their own secret language. Your family will enjoy these:

Breakfast:
Adam and Eve on a raft/log = Two poached eggs on toast Axle grease = Butter
Moo juice (or Sweet Alice?!) = Milk
Clean up the kitchen = Hash
Dough well done with cow to cover = Buttered toast Cupofmud=Acupofcoffee
Draw one in the dark = A cup of black coffee
Flop two = Two fried eggs over easy
Heart Attack on Rack = Biscuits and gravy
Mystery in the alley = A side order of hash
Shingle with a shimmy and a shake = Buttered toast with jam Wreck ‘em = Scrambled eggs

Lunch or dinner:
Bow-wow = A hot dog
Burn one = Put a hamburger on the grill
Burn one, take it through the garden and pin a rose on it = A hamburger with lettuce, tomato and onion
GAC = A grilled American cheese
Hounds on an Island = Franks and beans
In the alley = Served as a side dish
Nervous pudding = Jelly/Jello
Put out the lights and cry = Liver and onions
Sea dust = salt

So, next time your family asks, “What’s for breakfast?” try this: “Would you rather have Adam and Eve on a raft and wreck ‘em? Or a shingle with a shimmy and a shake?” For lunch, I’m thinking we will Burn one, take it through the garden and pin a rose on it.


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