Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm at SLIP.NET
Fri Jan 26 08:17:01 UTC 2001

>When I lived in Minneapolis MN in the mid-'80 the term waitron was
>commonly used
>instead of waiter/waitress in the want ads...

I remember it from at least the mid-80s if not before.  It was during
that period when gender neutral terms were beginning to be used,
e.g., firefighter, police officer.  Most thought waitron was
ridiculous - and it was dropped in favor of "server."


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