Superintendent, I hope you’re ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.
I thought we were having steamed clams.
Oh, no, I said, “steamed hams.” That’s what I call hamburgers.
You call hamburgers steamed hams.
Yes, it’s a regional dialect.
Uh-huh. What region?
Uh, upstate New York.
Really. Well, I’m from Utica and I never heard anyone use the phrase, “steamed hams.”
Oh, not in Utica, no; it’s an Albany expression.
I see.