History[ edit ] The Chautauqua Institutionoriginally the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly, was founded in "as an educational experiment in out-of-school, vacation learning. It was successful and broadened almost immediately beyond courses for Sunday school teachers to include academic subjects, music, art and physical education. As noted in the Cornell Era of February 16,the university offered a "Tour of the Great Lakes" program for "teachers and others" under the direction of Professor Theodore B. Comstockhead of Cornell's department of geology.
It occurs primarily in help-wanted ads and signs. Some restaurants probably use it to cover their legal ass, but certainly not all. FWIW, the proprietor at the time was a former waiter. The term is not used in the strictest sense. I guess the take-away here is that restaurant people have too many real problems to deal with, to spend too much time worrying about the finest niceties of political correctness.
Many probably use it because elegant language is not a specialty of the house.
Just be glad that such gendered occupational terms are the exception rather than the rule in English. We have but a sample, a taste, of the problems and awkwardness that are widespread in languages like FrenchSpanishand German.
The obvious word server, although indifferently male or female, has some problems of its own: There are subtle indications, moreover I seem to recall a suggestion in that direction in Waitingof a semantic distinction that would make the term wait staff somewhat useful and hence not so ugly.
Once past the want ads, in any case, one does not yet find the restaurant business to be roiled by sexual correctness. Managers at most restaurants do seem to be genuinely indifferent to whether they hire waiters or waitresses -- their problem is usually finding enough.
On the other hand, most of the waiters and waitresses in the local restaurants are in fact waitresses or waiters in convincing drag, I suppose. It seems that all of the front of the house is becoming increasingly feminized, with busgirls tending to replace busboys, and hostesses replacing hosts even on the night shift.
Those options were further narrowed by societal pressures. It is not thought good for a girl to train herself for secretarial or office work in a large city. She bumped around briefly, then took a bus to Charlotte, North Carolina.
She supported herself for several days by working but found her funds barely provided for room and food. She thereupon began to spend the nights with various tipsy soldiers, travelling salesmen, and other men who showed inclination to pick her up. With all these she had sexual intercourse.
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At this point in the glossary, I should probably point out that this entry is entirely serious. At least, I am completely serious.
Such a jaunty, out-patient sort of name!
A strain gauge of sorts. I suppose this expansion may have been the official name at one time, since it accounts for the abbreviation, but U never know.
It is now Akademia Medyczna we Wroclawiu. World Assembly of Muslim Youth. May cover a region as wide as a nation.
Usually has point-to-point links. According to this group, employers should pay their employees fairly and spare the customer the agony of trying to calculate and then fork over a tip. Get a life, I [Debra Ginsberg, in Waiting ] say.
And watch your back on the way out of the restaurant I did run across a clearly nonfictional Anti-Tipping Society of America that flourished in the first quarter of the 20th century.th Anniversary All-Class Reunion September , Thank you to our alumni and friends who gathered in Superior during Reunion Weekend to help us celebrate years!
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