Synopses & Reviews
Originally published in 1941, this pocket-sized treasury preserves the language of diners and roadside restaurants during their golden age in the '30s and '40s. From "all hot" (baked potato) and "dog soup" (water) to "perk" (coffee) and "first lady" (spare ribs), the long-lost terms are fascinating, funny, and sometimes politically incorrect by today's standards. Historic photos from the Library of Congress add nostalgic appeal.
This gift edition of a vintage volume offers rare and valuable details of diner and roadhouse slang from the 30s and 40s. Illustrated with historic Library of Congress photos.