D.C. Dictionary: The Diner Slang Dictionary

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Marry:
bring items together for cleaning up, i.e. marry the salt and pepper.
Customer will take a chance:
hash
Coney Island chicken:
a hot dog, so called because hot dogs were popularly associated with the stands on Coney Island. -Synonyms: Coney Island
Life preservers:
doughnuts -Synonyms: Sinkers
Angels on horseback:
oysters rolled in bacon on toast
Radio:
tuna salad sandwich on toast (a pun on "tuna down," which sounds like "turn it down," as one would the radio knob)
Bowl of red:
a bowl of chili con carne, so called for its deep red color.
Draw one in the Dark:
a black coffe -Synonyms: Flowing Mississippi
Splash of red noise:
a bowl of tomato soup
Blue-plate special:
a dish of meat, potato, and vegetable served on a plate (usually blue) sectioned in three parts. This can also refer to the daily special.
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