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
>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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