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#4160 - 08/05/00 04:21 PM Re: drinks  
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As it looks like you have all rambled off the main subject onto proprietary brands of cold drinks, I'll throw in my two-pennarth.

All those drinks (Dr Pepper, Cherry Coke) are pretty horrific. We have Irn Bru which is quite disgusting. The advertisement used to say "made in Scotland from girders" (it's bright orange with a touch of rust) and I can believe it.

Have you ever put a coin in a glass of coca-cola? Have you ever thought what it is doing to your teeth? Apparently the diet versions are no better - its the acidity that gets you!

And another thing ... I've never seen the point of those cans of cold tea they sell in America. Cold tea is made very easily, I make it all the time when I leave my cups of tea to get cold and it is quite unpleasant. I can't imagine why anyone would want to put it in a can!!!



#4161 - 08/05/00 04:33 PM Re: hypogeusia  
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>Isn't there something called "Culpepper's Herbal", first compiled by Nicholas Culpepper some time in the 17th century? Bingley

Well Mr Bingley, you are correct. It is so good to meet a true academic in these parts. The sort of person who doesn't get dragged off into discussions about canned drinks! Please pass on my kind regards to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.


Originally published in the mid 1600s by Nicholas Culpepper, English Physician, as the Family Herbal. Here are some prints from Culpepper's Complete Herbal (1845) which claims to review the "medicinal and occult qualities" of herbs as they relate to "the cure of all disorders incident to mankind."

http://www.printspast.com/pwap1001030011.htm


#4162 - 08/05/00 04:38 PM Re: hypogeusia  
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>Now, I've heard of Dr. Pepper, but I've never actually seen it. What's it like?

Bingley

Oh no! What is this is I spy! I am not sure that I will ever hold your virtue in such high estimation again. Woe is me!


#4163 - 08/06/00 08:06 AM Re: drinks  
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It is so good to meet a true academic in these parts. The sort of person who doesn't get dragged off into discussions about canned drinks!


Sorry to disappoint you, Jo, but there is a bottled drink here in Indonesia called teh botol which is just what it sounds like, a bottle of cold tea. It seems to be much more popular than the ubiquituous US drink and is the drink of choice for when you want liquid now. Funnily enough it doesn't taste at all like hot tea that's been left to get cold. But it is very sweet, to cater for Indonesian tastes. Most Indonesians think I am odd because I don't take sugar in tea or coffee; they usually have half a dozen teaspoons of sugar in either.

Bingley



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