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  • n. Plural form of erster: eye dialect spelling of oysters.


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  • Like I said, you are forgiven as long as we share some fried ersters when I come to visit.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The similarities in dialects in and around Boston, New York City, Baltimore, and New Orleans, possibly transmitted by boids or ersters.

    October 17th, 2007

  • I hope she's thought about where they'll be and when, and has practiced shuckin' dem ersters.

    "A Top Chef... whose default personality is not 'adorably half-asleep' (Harold, Stephanie) or 'kind of an asshole' (Hung, Ilan, soon-to-be Stefan)."

  • Once when President Franklin Roosevelt dined on Oysters Rockefeller, the appetizer creation of Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans and thought to be America's single greatest contribution to haute cuisine, New Orleans Mayor Robert Maestri leaned over, and in typical Ninth Ward New Orleans-ese convivially queried the President, "How ya like dem ersters?"

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • So if you go for oysters and I go for ersters, I'll order oysters and cancel the ersters


  • The Kings travel to New Orleans: Bourbon St, the French Quarter, Café du Monde, crawfish, ersters, red beans and rice and Dixie Beah.

    Sactown Royalty

  • The dialect helped to produce such gems as the characters of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces and Mayor Robert Maestri’s query to Franklin Roosevelt when they ate Oysters Rockefeller at Antoine’s, “How’d ya like dem ersters, Mr. President?”

    My New Orleans

  • What a great place– stomach making happy noises just thinking about ersters and a yummy peace maker po’boy!

    Firedoglake » Okay, So I’m Sitting by the Pool with Joe Wilson…


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