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a)

n.

A dishwasher, or sometimes one who performs any kind of restaurant-based menial work.

Originating in 1920s France, "plongeur" is French for "diver," the idiom was presumably created as a result of the damp nature of the work, or possibly because it was a job largely performed in deep Parisian cellar-kitchens.

The expression today is kept alive by smart-ass, American Liberal Arts majors who think they're smart because they read Orwell, and want add an air of romance to cover up the shame of the fact that they'll be hosing down buffet plats in back of the Golden Corral for at least eight years, until a cherry teaching job opens up, at a whopping forty grand a year.

b)

Some boring submarine no one cares about.
a)

"I hear Chipotle is hiring. Their best plongeur left to take a job watching after a docile imbecile."

b)

"Nobody gives a shit about submarines like The Plongeur."
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a)

n.

A dishwasher, or sometimes one who performs any kind of restaurant-based menial work.

Originating in 1920s France, "plongeur" is French for "diver," the idiom was presumably created as a result of the damp nature of the work, or possibly because it was a job largely performed in deep Parisian cellar-kitchens.

The expression today is kept alive by smart-ass, American Liberal Arts majors who think they're smart because they read Orwell, and want add an air of romance to cover up the shame of the fact that they'll be hosing down buffet plats in back of the Golden Corral for at least eight years, until a cherry teaching job opens up, at a whopping forty grand a year.

b)

Some boring submarine no one cares about.
a)

"I hear Chipotle is hiring. Their best plongeur left to take a job watching after a docile imbecile."

b)

"Nobody gives a shit about submarines like The Plongeur."
by Skip Sex April 21, 2007

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