soda jerker


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Noun1.soda jerker - someone who works at a soda fountainsoda jerker - someone who works at a soda fountain
counterman, counterperson, counterwoman - someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)
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Winchell went on to give more examples of the numerical code used by servers at soda fountains, including"eighty-one" meaning"a glass of water," and"thirteen" meaning"one of the big bosses is drifting around." Three years later, Harold W Bentley, a Columbia University professor, confirmed the soda-counter usage of eighty-six in an article in the journal American Speech,"Linguistic Concoctions of the Soda Jerker." Bentley sent his students out to drug-store soda counters, hash houses, and other eateries around New York, collecting about 500 items in all, including some rather elaborate expressions:"Noah's boy with Murphy carrying a wreath" was the code for"ham and potato and cabbage." Eighty-six could be found alongside many other code numbers in the eighties and nineties: EIGHTY-ONE.