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English citations of waitron


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  • 1974 October, Parker, Lois W., “Lingua Ex Machina”, in The South Central Bulletin, volume 34, number 3, JSTOR 3188736, page 74:
    waiter — waitress: waitron
  • 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’.
  • 1985 April 8, Hofstadter, Douglas R., Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern[1], New York: Basic Books, →ISBN, page 144:
    "Server" is not so bad, and nowadays I don't object to "waitron", although the first time I heard it, it sounded very odd.
  • 1989, Bernays, Anne, Professor Romeo, →ISBN, OL 2055659M:
    Inside the Brasserie, a noisy place two blocks from the Harvard Yard and favored by senior faculty members, Barker ordered a whiskey from a woman who claimed to be “Marie. I’m your waitron today.”
  • 1991 July 28, “The Waitron's Knife and Fork”, in The New York Times[2], 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.
  • 1994 February, Peterson, Evelyn, “How NC Are You?”, in Spy, page 62:
    There's that uneasy silence that settles over almost every boozer-friendly social occasion when the waitron asks if it can bring something from the bar.
  • 1995 January 24, Ian, Janis, “Mr. Lesbian Squeaks”, in The Advocate, ISSN 0001-8996, page 806:
    She grinned maliciously and flagged down a waitron.
  • 1999 June 28, May, Julian, Perseus Spur: An Adventure of The Rampart Worlds, Del Rey, →ISBN, OL 9851303M, page 287:
    A lepidodermoid waitron, who had been until recently a gracile technician in the secret demiclone lab, offered refreshments to the important humans visiting the huge establishment.
  • 2003 January 17, Kakutani, Michiko, “Books of the Times: Why Your Waitron Can Serve Brunch but Not Linner”, in The New York Times[3], ISSN 0362-4331:
    Why did server as a gender-neutral term for waiter or waitress prevail over waitron?
  • 2004 June 9, Luke, Anthony, “PC Menu [letter]”, in Daily Telegraph[4], 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."
  • 2004 September 28, Dalton, Tracey, The Food and Beverage Handbook, Lansdowne: Juta and Company Ltd., →ISBN, OL 7774255M, page 48:
    Table Service is the combined interaction between the guest and the waitron whilst seated at a table in the establishment's restaurant.
  • 2008 February 1, Ratcliffe-Wright, Jenny, Spit Or Swallow: A Guide for the Wine Virgin, Lansdowne: Double Storey, →ISBN, OL 25421828M, page 89:
    If your wine waitron smells the cork, s/he's probably a beginner at this game because you can tell absolutely nothing by smelling the cork.
  • 2010 May 10, Cowen, Sam, “Jo'burg and London, relatively speaking”, in Daily Telegraph[5], ISSN 0307-1235:
    Come back here with your cut glass, posh English accent and waitrons everywhere will melt at your feet.
  • 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.