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In an episode of Spongebob Squarepants, a character orders the following:

I'll take a Double Triple Bossy Deluxe on a raft, 4x4 animal style, extra shingles with a shimmy and a squeeze, light axle grease; make it cry, burn it, and let it swim.

It's widely circulated that this slang is not simply nonsense but translates to a ridiculously large sandwich to the point where Youtuber Binging with Babish actually made it

Obviously nowhere would serve this monstrosity but is it true that the order would actually make sense?

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    Not sure if this is a joke, but if questions about cartoons are real will be on-topic here, I don't know what could ever be deleted.
    – pipe
    Jun 10, 2023 at 11:52
  • @pipe There was a question about whether the comedy trope of banana skins was a thing- this is in the same vein. Jun 10, 2023 at 12:02
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    The video's intro briefly credits a Reddit user called "Boothin" with "translating" the order, but I can't see a link in the video notes or recipe. Perhaps that post could be tracked down and quoted to provide a more direct claim to examine.
    – IMSoP
    Jun 10, 2023 at 12:08
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    In fact, it seems like that user disclaims credit, tracing the interpretation back to 4chan. That's as far into the bowels of the internet as I'm willing to venture; someone with a stronger stomach might want to venture back further and find the actual post; or, there's a screenshot in that post that someone could transcribe.
    – IMSoP
    Jun 10, 2023 at 12:17
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    @ComicSansStrikephim Maybe there is a claim somewhere but you don't mention any.
    – pipe
    Jun 10, 2023 at 15:56

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I'll take a...

The beginning in particular is a bit of a stretch to reality, but (as various sources note) "4x4 animal style" is directly lifted from the "secret" menu at In-N-Out Burger. Also, "squeeze" may be a mistake; "shingle[s] with a shimmy and a shake" collocates much better (buttered toast with jam).

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    Now that's the kind of research this site can be proud of. Jun 10, 2023 at 12:30
  • Could you add descriptions for each of your links? At the moment, it's hard to get an idea of how authoritative they are without clicking every single one. It's also notable that a couple of your interpretations are different from those presented on 4chan/Reddit/YouTube (see my comments under the question about tracing the origins of this "recipe").
    – IMSoP
    Jun 10, 2023 at 12:32
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    @ComicSansStrikephim I wouldn't be so hasty. The interpretation of "squeeze" as "lemonade" in between a bunch of burger ingredients seems particularly dubious to me. The 4chan interpretation is some kind of sauce, which makes more sense.
    – IMSoP
    Jun 10, 2023 at 12:37
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    Is this meant to be one dish or a set? An ice cream float mixed in burger is as dubious as adding lemonade.. Jun 11, 2023 at 2:49
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    At least one of your links is duplicated, leaving "light axle grease" unsourced; since you seem to have declined my suggestion of labelling the sources, I'm not sure if the others are all valid. Apart from that, this seems to be an attempt at original research into the possible meaning, rather than an examination of the evidence for the version quoted in the question. In other words, it's a fun piece of fan analysis, but I don't think it qualifies as a good answer on this site.
    – IMSoP
    Jun 11, 2023 at 13:02

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