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Turn a perfectly sound drinking vessel into an unstable, rattly deathtrap.
Like yodeling or Jim Davidson.
cos you can tell who's nervous
I am very trembly.
to make you worse
'Keeping Up Appearances' is something of a cult-classic in the US...broadcast repeatedly on PBS...I would love to think that some Americans imagine all 'Brits' to adhere to the cross-section of culture it depicted. DiS-ers being a collection of Elizabeths and Emmets?
Oooh you are saucer.
"Eyes as big as saucers" from the Tinderbox
Thankfully by that point I'd realised that the fact one dog had eyes the size of mill wheels referred to the hugeness of the whole dog, not that he was a normal dog with freakishly huge eyes.
and you spill a bit of tea into it, and think "oh good i can still drink that tea", and it's horrible and cold but you didn't realise because you're only 8
you can put it in the saucer and it won't burn his tongue
out of one of those beaker things with a lid.
and a crumpet at the afternoon club in the YMCA with all the grandmas. I bloody loved that. I spent a whole summer drinking tea and thinking of what to tell my parents I'd done at Brownies
I thought spending time with old people was a pretty big part of Brownies/Scouts anyway.
You should think about that.
I went for the tea and crumpets and still had 10p left at the end of it, I'll have you know.
You clearly had a tough childhood.
So they have at least one practical application.
i drink my tea pre-stirred. as should we all.
I'm actually getting angrier the more I think about saucers.
saucers pffft, okay when slurping Grandma's sugary tea at about age 4 beyond that I'll have a mug please
Fuck you, saucers. Fuck you very much.
They make tea....a comforting comfortable drink, less comfortable.
(Also they are a perfect metaphore for ...economics/politics/jeopardy/democratic reform etc.........even I recognise that I am a mere parady of myself....you could say that all my doom laden threads/posts are mere annoying saucers to the large warm mug of reallity)
when your tea arrives with a teabag and nowhere to put it
I can prove this but I shouldn't have to.
a) they are essential if you make tea with leaves
b) if you make tea with bags then they can give added economy in that you can get more than one cuppa out of one bag
neither of the above two reasons is anything to do with twee....in fact teabags are twee....'ooooh look at me I've got a little net bag for my tea'
a) More stories from your 1940s life please
b) Fair ish point, but if someone made a pot of tea for 2 with only two teabags in then you'd be drinking pissweak tea. If you put in more teabags then you'd be undermining your point.
Anyway, shhh. My main beef is that if you and a friend go to a cafe an order to cups of tea, often you'll both be brought a little mini-teapot each, and that pisses me off.
i.e. manly industrial strength....I like my tea strong, the teabags I use (assam) can provide more than one cup (with coaxing...pressing/mashing/squeezing))
Also you muight be in a hotel room with only one or two teabags, you need to stretch them out somehow
But it's generally sound I guess.
probably just some aggressive knitting
Makes me feel like Prince Phillip
normally I would expect that perhaps the accroutemants of tea making might make one 'feel like a cup of tea' but its a bit strange for such an item to make one fancy a 'prince phillip' (although I am ignorant of modern street slang and vernacular so I a 'prince phillip' might be an entirely sensible suggestion, I don't know)
Phillip = inbred prince = rinsed
and the fact that you're in your nineties.
so when I put my usually chocolate topped biscuit on the saucer whilst taking it from ktichen to bed/living room, the chocolate then melts to the side of the cup.
I use my cup and saucer a lot at home and always forget this issue.
I made hot chocolate last night and totally used a saucer. Felt quite good actually, like making an occasion of it.
Can I retract this whole thread?
Did you raise your pinky whilst sipping away at your bourgeois beverage?
Saucers disgust me. You disgust me.
did you spill some and then thus not loose any cos you licked your saucer clean?
lap it up (like a cat), then use the sticky residue to fix the cup to the saucer.
just had a thought......if the tea is too hot then it will make the cup too hot thus heating the honey whose viscosity will then decrease significantly, reducung its rattle dampening quotient