Sometimes, moms with gay adult sons get hungry, and all they can think about is getting their hands on a sandwich.
This week, Twitter user @SpiceBoyJoey wrote, “mom asked if Grindr is for ‘ordering subs’ and i just walked out of the room.”
mom asked if Grindr is for “ordering subs” and i just walked out of the room
— lisa barlow’s diet coke (@SpiceBoyJoey) February 14, 2022
For those of you who might not know, “grinder” is another word for a submarine sandwich used in parts of New England, not to be confused with “Grindr”, the gay hookup app.
A common term in New England is grinder, but its origin has several possibilities. One theory has the name coming from Italian-American slang for a dock worker, among whom the sandwich was popular.Others say that it was called a grinder because the bread’s hard crust required much chewing.
In Pennsylvania, New York, and parts of New England, the term grinder usually refers to a hot submarine sandwich (meatball, sausage, etc.), whereas a cold sandwich (e.g., cold cuts) is usually called a “sub”. In the Philadelphia area, the term grinder is also applied to any hoagie that is toasted in the oven after assembly, whether or not it is made with traditionally hot ingredients.
@SpiceBoyJoey’s tweet went viral, garnering over 80,000 likes, nearly 5,000 retweets, and tons of comments.
Here’s how people have been responding…
I’m her defense there is a sub chain in Columbus OH by that name pic.twitter.com/0WOzQJWkxF
— Mark (@Mark27779974) February 14, 2022
She’s not entirely off base…
— Travon Free (@Travon) February 15, 2022
well i use it to order subs
— kristofer thomas (@kristoferthomas) February 14, 2022
Yeah, “ordering doms” would be against the norms.
— (Ā,T) (@innerproduct) February 14, 2022
— shane:// (@haemolysis) February 14, 2022
after an hour of frustration trying to order an eggplant parm and a peach smoothie, a large man shows up at her door carrying a smaller man and the most depraved assortment of bondage equipment you’ve ever seen
— 🦡 Badger Tamer (@badg_er) February 14, 2022
Fruits , subs , cake , sausage…. It’s practically an online grocery store
— Ricardo (@Ricardo14205134) February 14, 2022
I read this to my husband and he just pantomimed unzipping a gimp mask and said “Sometimes,” and winked.
— Tom Gibbons (@dthomasg) February 14, 2022
Well, I’ve heard you can order a 6 incher on there, I think a footlong is a bit much, though.
— Kris Who Tweets About Eurovision (@KrisWhoTweets) February 14, 2022
mom after downloading Grindr pic.twitter.com/cLRygB4nIl
— TERFS ARE DUMB AF (@godzillo_) February 15, 2022