[LMB] OT: Coffee, was We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Fred Smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Mon Oct 21 00:02:07 BST 2019


On Sun, Oct 20, 2019 at 10:58:18PM +0000, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> From: Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com>
> 
> Southern waitresses now ask you? That's an improvement. Come to think of it, the iced tea urns in the cafeteria are labeled Sweet and Unsweetened. back in the day, "tea" was tea-flavored sugar water with ice cubes, and "unsweetened" drew a blank look. But then, that was a roadside eatery in Dallas.
> 
> Gwynne: The first time I was in the US I ordered a cup of tea and they
> brought me something with ice cubes in it. That's when I knew that I
> was in a place that was beyond the reach of civilisation.

A hint, Gwynne: When you're in "the south" you need to ask for hot tea,
just asking for tea will cause them to assume iced tea, as you learned.


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