Taking tea has always been a genteel tradition aglow in the glories of elegant pastries, sumptuous scents, stunning china patterns, lace and flowers – and engaging conversation on thoughtful and inspirational topics. These are the moments we attempt to capture in image and an occasional recipe when we meet here each week. They are classic hallmarks developed over many generations of tea drinking in civilized societies.
Well, it would appear the 21st century has recently made a curious mark on the beloved custom by adding a few new words to the teatime lexicon:
Curious, indeed, as this excerpt from The Daily Mail bears out:
“According to the research, people are now more than likely to ask for ‘splosh’, ‘chupley’ or ‘blish’ when they fancy a cup of tea . . . Researchers at Winchester University referred to the new household language as ‘kitchen-table lingo’. They said that while slang is often used by young people as a way of excluding adults, these words were used as a way of collaborating between the generations . . . Bill Lucas, professor of learning and a trustee of the English Project at Winchester University, which catalogued the family slang words, told the Sunday Times: ‘A lot of these words are inspired by the sound or the look of a thing, or are driven by an emotional response to that being described.’ “
The Daily Mail Online – Full Article HERE