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Drag one through Georgia:
cola with chocolate syrup, probably a reference to the fact that the headquarters of Coca-Cola is in Atlanta, Georgia, and dragging anything is likely to get it muddy, i.e., darker, which would be the same result as adding chocolate syrup. Carbonated drinks such as Coca-Cola were originally served by pouring concentrated syrup into a glass and adding soda water, so they could be made to whatever strength the customer preferred.
Flowing Mississippi:
a black coffee -Synonyms: Draw one in the Dark
Fly cake:
raisin cake or huckleberry pie -Synonyms: Roach cake
Bossy in a bowl:
beef stew, so called because "Bossy" was a common name for a cow. -Synonyms: Mully
Eighty-six:
"Do not sell to that customer" or "The kitchen is out of the item ordered". "To remove an item from an order or from the menu". Article 86 of the New York State Liquor Code defines the circumstances in which a bar patron should be refused alcohol or '86ed'. The Soup Kitchen Theory: during the depression of the 1930s, soup kitchens would often make just enough soup for 85 people. If you were next in line after number 85, you were '86ed'. The Eight Feet By Six Feet Theory: A coffin is usually eight feet long and is buried six feet under. Once in your coffin you've been 'eight by sixed', which shortens to '86ed'. Chumley's Theory: Many years ago, Chumley's Restaurant, at 86 Bedford Street in Greenwich Village, New York City, had a custom of throwing rowdy customers out the back door. During Prohibition, Chumley's was a speakeasy owned by Leland Stanford Chumley. When the cops were on the way, someone would shout "86," and they would all exit through the back door.
Two cows, make them cry:
Two hamburgers with onions
Bronx vanilla:
garlic -Synonyms: Halitosis, Italian Garlic
Java:
coffee -Synonyms: Joe
Shoot from the south:
Coca Cola, probably a reference to the fact that the headquarters of Coca-Cola is in Atlanta, Georgia. -Synonyms: Atlanta special
Coney Island:
a hot dog, so called because hot dogs were popularly associated with the stands on Coney Island. -Synonyms: Coney Island chicken
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