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  •  The meaning of "for 2 cents plain." (10+ / 0-)

    Thanks very much for this diary. He was a character and a well-loved author in the culture I grew up in. If you were from the Bronx, OK OK Brooklyn too, in the days of candy store and luncheonette soda fountains, if you ordered a "for 2 cents plain" you were requesting a glass of seltzer from the fountain, no syrup no nothing.

    "So, am I right or what?"

    by itzik shpitzik on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 05:34:46 PM PDT

    •  My mom, who grew up in Brooklyn (3+ / 0-)
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      itzik shpitzik, ichibon, 417els

      in the 20s and 30s, is always surprising me with little seltzer-ordering lingo.  Not that I could reproduce any of it here, but it was a fairly complex language...

      The efforts to repeal Obamacare are the GOP Abort Obamacare Act. lynneinfla

      by litho on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:06:31 AM PDT

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