Tip of the curmudgeonly editor’s cap to Meg Heriford, owner of the Ladybird Diner in Lawrence. She’s a Manhattan native.
It takes too long to explain the context, but what got me was the way she objected to “a bunch of hibberty-gibberty-what-about-me flouncing about.”
Good stuff. Now, I’ll take a piece of the Mexican chocolate pie, please.