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American Diner Slang Quiz

Staff in American diners have their own language to describe the food and drink they serve - how much do you know? 10 Questions.

 
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1

If a server brought you a 'blond with sand' how did you ask for your coffee?

  • Black with no sugar
  • White with brown sugar
  • With cream and sugar
  • With cream and sweetener

2

Which of the following is NOT a term used for a hot dog?

  • Bow wow
  • Butcher's Revenge
  • Coney Island
  • Tube Steak

3

If you were served 'Mama on a raft' for breakfast, what did you order?

  • Buttered toast and jam
  • Marmalade on toast
  • Pancakes and maple syrup
  • Two poached eggs on toast

4

Can you match these drinks to the correct diner slang?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Water
  • Iced tea
  • Orange juice

Right

  • 'Battery acid'
  • 'Florida tonic'
  • 'Cold spot'
  • 'City juice/dog soup'

5

'Mississippi mud' and 'yellow paint' are both slang terms for what?

  • Banana milkshake
  • Banoffee pie
  • Custard
  • Mustard

6

'Put out the lights and cry' is a term used to describe which classic dish?

  • Beef stew
  • Chilli con carne
  • Liver and onions
  • Spaghetti bolognaise

7

Which of these terms does NOT describe garlic?

  • Acid
  • Bronx vanilla
  • Halitosis
  • Italian perfume

8

'Cops and Robbers' and 'Sinkers and Suds' both describe which American favourite?

  • Bacon and eggs
  • Biscuits and gravy
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Doughnuts and coffee

9

Can you match these drinks to the correct diner slang?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • 'Fifty five'
  • 'M.D. '
  • 'Shake one in the hay'
  • 'Spot the twist'

Right

  • Root beer
  • Strawberry milkshake
  • Tea with lemon
  • Dr Pepper

10

Which dessert would you have ordered if you were served a 'corrugated roof'?

  • Apple pie
  • Cherry pie
  • Lemon meringue pie
  • Pecan pie

 

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