June 21, 2003

More tea?

There's something about the humble way in which the British express their devotion to tea. Consider nice cup of tea and a sit down, or the more to-the-point I love tea.

These sites don't mention George Orwell's own A nice cup of tea. That's odd, but then that piece was written over half a century ago, and Orwell was always strident, never humble. More to the point, would you want to take your dietary advice from someone who only lived until the age of forty-six?

Posted by Lloyd Wood at June 21, 2003 02:49 AM

Of course, now it's the hundredth anniversary of Orwell's birth, that piece is everywhere, and 'I love tea' has found a BBC News article mentioning it.

Posted by: Lloyd Wood at June 26, 2003 02:21 AM
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