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#1 2009-12-16 00:58:54

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1179

The eggcorn tea room

On the sliver tea slaver, it’s tea time at the Eggcorn Tea Room.

Lapsing Oolong Tea (my favorite)
(http://www.gilmoregirls.org/forum/index … 23.95;wap2)

Tea-Blending as a Fine Art
the following are very popular among them.
India Congou
Lapsing Souchong
(http://books.google.ca/books?id=LK0q1PI … 22&f=false)

What flowers would a girl want to recieved from a guy on their first date?????????
1. Roses
2. Hibiscuits
(http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=5006324462)

The finest tea from the region (and in the world arguably) is the Super Fine Tipi Golden Flowery Orange Picko
(http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:17p … =firefox-a)

Perhaps Madame would prefer a teasane.

Linden flowers teasane
(http://www.midgaardshop.be/lindebloesem … anguage=En)

The French word for a medicinal infusion of plant material, a tisane, is becoming popular for herbal teas – I think. I’m kind of looking out through French windows here in Quebec. The word tisane comes from the Greek πτισάνη / ptisánê for a barley gruel, and then a decoction in Latin, and there ain’t no “tea” in there, which comes directly from a Chinese root word, t’e.

Also brewing: Craig Clarke’s camelmile and jorkel’s chamomild teas (link).

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#2 2009-12-16 05:20:29

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2138

Re: The eggcorn tea room

Teasane. Only a few examples on the web, but a classic eggcorn.

If a beverage is imported from across the ocean, is it row ship tea?

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#3 2009-12-16 20:33:20

jorkel
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Registered: 2006-08-08
Posts: 1455

Re: The eggcorn tea room

Amusing stuff. Some of these might be eye dialect, but others couch interesting elements like “tea” and “biscuits.” Some of this might also brew up our old discussion on whether proper nouns can be eggcorns.

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#4 2009-12-16 21:01:49

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1764
Website

Re: The eggcorn tea room

kem wrote:

If a beverage is imported from across the ocean, is it row ship tea?

Only if they have not yet advanced to the age of sail.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#5 2009-12-17 03:09:24

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1179

Re: The eggcorn tea room

Still thirsty? The first two are from brand names but it’s not clear that the utterers knew that.

Constant Comment
I used to love to have a cup of lemon zinger or constant common tea
(http://www.headwatersforum.com/forums/i … topic=4047)

Red Zinger
To accent your meal, they offer healthy salads, several sides, and all natural fruit smoothies, or red singer tea.
(http://www.epinions.com/review/Here_Com … 0083441284)
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Note: Lemon singer available as well.

Yerba mate
Palma calmly sips her yerba mat tea and peers out the window
(http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O7-yerbamat.html)

Yerba mat tea! It does have a very grassy, wickered flavour. The etymology is somewhat different:

The pronunciation is IPA: /’ɟɛrβa ‘mate/. The word hierba is Spanish for grass or herb; yerba is a variant spelling of it which is quite common in Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico. Mate is from the Quechua mati, meaning “cup”. Yerba mate is therefore literally the “herb cup”.
(link)

BTW, you would think that there would be lots of poteaux roses! surrounding the word tisane in French. There are surprisingly few (a couple) of entries of “thésane” which would be the teasane equivalent, but very many “tisaine”. Tisaine, when it’s not a misspelling, would be “healthy tea” or “little healthy” in the sense of , hmm, Ti-Jos = little Joe , from the root which led to the English “sanity” (the word, that is).

I did find this poteau rose, yerba mathé, from 1841 no less.

Jorkel, I had to look up the meaning of “eye dialect” – nice! I agree that many or most of the above fall somewhere between eye dialect and eggcorns.

Last edited by David Bird (2009-12-20 00:10:15)

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#6 2009-12-31 18:48:49

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2138

Re: The eggcorn tea room

David—How would yerba mathé be a poteau rose? I’m not familiar with “mathé” in French.

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#7 2009-12-31 20:10:59

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1179

Re: The eggcorn tea room

I pegged “yerba mathé” as a poteau rose based on the admittedly slim evidence that the last syllable was interpreted as thé, nothing more. As far as I know, any French word containing this kind of th construction is borrowed from another language. Thé itself apparently comes from the Dutch thee. So since I’m guessing that th did not come from the Guarani language, it must have been influenced by thé.

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#8 2010-05-09 05:58:45

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2138

Re: The eggcorn tea room

The poem below is on the wall of Murchie’s Tea & Coffee in Victoria, BC. It was written by a local poet.

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#9 2010-05-14 13:37:51

JuanTwoThree
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Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 325

Re: The eggcorn tea room

‘how awfully naughty of me, with the old cup of Old Grey’

‘new baked warm buns with butter, a cup of old grey – thats life on a cold thursday morning’ ‘The March Hare can usually be found at his tea table, enjoying a cup of Old Grey’

‘you’ve spent an entire evening with her at a quaint coffee shop sipping on a cup of Old Gray’

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#10 2010-05-14 18:03:54

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-12
Posts: 1764
Website

Re: The eggcorn tea room

There’s nothing like the taste of Early Gray tea and gingernut biscuit to help celebrate the landmarks of our lives!


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#11 2010-05-14 19:38:04

patschwieterman
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From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: The eggcorn tea room

Well, I’d invite you over to my house, but my replicator is off-line. I order….”Erroll Grey Tea, Hot” and all I get is a cup full of Arkellian sausage.
http://boardstest.straightdope.com/sdmb … ?p=1301186

It tastes the same, but it’s a lot more swashbuckling.

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#12 2010-05-14 21:32:04

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1179

Re: The eggcorn tea room

Had Earl great tea for the first time yesterday :)
(http://verbalfiend.wordpress.com/)

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#13 2010-05-14 22:40:00

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2138

Re: The eggcorn tea room

About ten example on the web of “camel meal/camelmeal tea.” Definitely not for vegetarians. Or for anyone with taste buds.

Gardening forum: “Water with Camelmeal Tea to prevent damp off works for me too.”

Web fiction “I’ll make you some camel meal tea, and about you going to public school we’ll just see what your father says about that.”

See also camelmile and camelmild: http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=1498

Last edited by kem (2010-05-14 22:42:00)

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#14 2010-05-15 02:31:59

patschwieterman
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From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Re: The eggcorn tea room

The true aficionado knows that there are a number of “grades” of tea. But they may not know that “Earl” is one of them:

Now all they need to do is come up with the Replicator like on the Enterprise so I can make some Earl Grade Tea hot….
http://www.hotstockmarket.com/forums/sh … hp?t=47674

About a half dozen unique hits.

Last edited by patschwieterman (2010-05-15 02:32:33)

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#15 2011-05-09 16:16:37

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1179

Re: The eggcorn tea room

This eggcorn might suit the thread to a T, but just what the imagery associated with “done to a tea” is is not immediately evident.

Linux questions elaboration
Which I have done to a tea.

Resort review sock-puppet
Tom & whomever else had all the details done to a tea like they knew us.

Zimbabwean politics
Prindle, I am shocked to hear there are people in the US with a better understanding. You have Mugabe done to a tea and your initial comment posted is 90% correct.

Model mayhem forum comment
I like your work and the vintage my dear looks and suits you to a tea!

Makeup enthusiast blog comment
You know I wasn’t sold on your hair color before, but now I think it suits you to a tea.

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#16 2011-05-10 13:18:16

kem
Eggcornista
From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2138

Re: The eggcorn tea room

We would have a better idea of the semantic jujitsu of “done to a tea” if we knew what “done to a T” meant. The origin is obscure and the subject of much folk etymology. Still, the connection of “done,” a common cooking term, and a foodstuff is suggestive.

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