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Gray
62765.  Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:44 am Reply with quote

Question: What have you had too much of if you're in the grip of theism?

Answer: Tea.

Notes: As well as a deocentric belief system, theism is
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a morbid condition characterised by headache, sleeplessness and palpitation of the heart caused by excessive tea-drinking.


William Cobbett, a 19th Century British journalist, pamphleteer and author of books on domestic economy for the working classes, dismissed tea thusly:
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"I view the tea drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frame, an engenderer of effeminacy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and a maker of misery for old age."

He thought beer infinitely superior, and cheaper too.

Picture: A nice cup of tea with a poison sign on the side?

Sources:
OED
http://www.teamuse.com/article_010402.html

 
Gray
62810.  Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:30 am Reply with quote

We might be able to get a technically correct 'More tea vicar' gag out of it, at the very least.

 

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