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"A little hot java for two and two lumberjack specials."

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Arzhela, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. Arzhela

    Arzhela Senior Member

    France
    French
    Hi everybody,
    Could someone explain to me what this order mean please ? This is a client's order adressing to a waitress in a pub ! "hot java" seems to be "hot coffee" (?)... but I'm not sure and I don't understand what is "lumberjack" here ...
    Thanks for your help !
     
  2. Sallyb36

    Sallyb36 Senior Member

    Liverpool UK
    British UK
    hot java is coffee, and a lumberjack is a person who works cutting down trees, so would require something filling to eat due to very physical work. A lumberjack special would be a special set meal that was very substantial and filling I would imagine.
     
  3. Arzhela

    Arzhela Senior Member

    France
    French
    Thank you Sally !
     
  4. Sallyb36

    Sallyb36 Senior Member

    Liverpool UK
    British UK
    You're welcome :)
     
  5. Isa88

    Isa88 Senior Member

    spanish - Colombia
    specials... with s?
     
  6. Arzhela

    Arzhela Senior Member

    France
    French
    Yes Isa :)
     
  7. Nunty

    Nunty Modified

    Jerusalem
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Hi Arzhela,

    Is this set in the US? In that case, it would probably be a roadside diner or a coffee shop, rather than a pub. Such places offer set meals with clever names. A "lumberjack special" would be a substantial American-style breakfast and would probably include something like "two eggs any style with choice of bacon, grilled ham or breakfast sausages; short stack of pancakes (that usually means 3 large pancakes), toast with butter and jelly". Oh dear... I miss American breakfasts!
     
  8. Arzhela

    Arzhela Senior Member

    France
    French
    :):) You're right, this is a US coffee shop which offers such breakfasts ! :)
     
  9. MissFit

    MissFit Senior Member

    That just sounds like an average special--we Americans love to over-eat. A lumberjack special would probably be three eggs, choice of two meats, some form of fried potatoes, a tall stack of pancakes (6 large ones), and Texas (extra thick) toast with jelly. Now that might keep a two-hundred pound fella who's all muscles from being hungry until lunch time. (All of a sudden, I'm hungry!)
     

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