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I went to a restaurant in orange county, very near the Richard Nixon Library last night with mom. pretty good food. The waitress asked "how is everything tasting?" It was really weird. Maybe it doesn't seem weird reading it, but waitresses always ask "how is everything" or "is everything alright" or shit like that. I think it's also grammatically confusing, as it seems like it could be understood as "everything is in the act of tasting", as if she is enquiring about the ability of the food to taste us, rather than the other way around. But I'm no expert. I'm wondering if a dialect is being developed down there. Or maybe she just has an innovation-driven manager. Quite likely - their "agave martini" is actually what I (and any cocktail book of any repute) would call a "real margarita" - tequila, cointreau, and lime, shaken, served up.

Moral Citizen: pibor on Oct 07, 03 | 5:24 pm | Profile
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That dialect has made it to Portland.. ALL the waiters/waitresses say that now here - "How is everything tasting.."

Sort of limits the converstaion to their advantage, you must say 'good' - otherwise why would you be eating it?

Posted by: evil-barry on Sep 05, 06 | 8:00 pm

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