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English citations of waitron
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- 1980, Michael Mariotte, Diana Quinn, Dave Wells (music), “Washingtron”, performed by Tru Fax and the Insaniacs:
- I used to work as a waitron / in the lounge of the Hiltron / Now I work for my senatron / and I live in Arlingtron
- 1985 January 23, Daily Telegraph:
- A coffee shop at Cambridge, Massachusetts, has joined the feminist bandwagon by banning references to waiters and waitresses. According to a notice on the door the staff are henceforth to be known as ‘waitrons’.
- 1991 July 28, “The Waitron's Knife and Fork”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- The new Random House dictionary recognizes, for instance, womyn, "an alternative spelling to avoid the suggestion of sexism perceived in the sequence m-e-n." And waitron, intended as a neutral alternative for waiter/waitress.
- 1992, May, Julian, Jack the Bodiless, Knopf, →ISBN, OL 1567595M:
- With adolescent perversity, he turned up his nose at all of the elegant French items on the Closerie's menu and scandalized the waitron by demanding corned-beef hash—fried extra crisp—with poached eggs, a slice of fresh papaya with lime, banana-walnut bread, and a pitcher of Mexican chocolate.
- 1993 September, Hall, Elaine J., “Waitering/Waitressing: Engendering the Work of Table Servers”, in Gender and Society, volume 7, number 3, JSTOR 189797, page 344:
- One waiter at the Elegant Nouveau stated that “waitron is fairly common among people in the business ... more of a humorous description,” and another waiter at the Trendy Café talked about the mechanistic connotation as appropriate for the repetitive and rountinized service in high-volume, middle-prestige restaurants.
- 2004 June 9, Luke, Anthony, “PC Menu [letter]”, in Daily Telegraph, ISSN 0307-1235:
- Sir - On a visit to South Africa recently, I was taken aback by the menu at a restaurant my wife and I visited in the Western Cape. It said: "If you have any requirements that do not appear on the menu, please ask your waitron."
- 2010, Kerman, Piper, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, page 5:
- I bonded with fellow waitrons, bartenders, and musicians, all equally nubile and constantly clad in black.