Melinda 2012-04-25 01:34:16
I’ve heard people say tea won WW2 for the Brits…here we go again.
(satire..er..in case you didn’t get that)
“I know. You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows,
and Henry knows we know it.”
We’re a knowledgeable family.” ::smiles:: -Geoffrey, Lion in Winter
Kludge 2012-04-25 17:18:25
I addressed this a few years ago in a previous thread:
“C’est un Nagra. C’est suisse, et tres, tres precis.”
Space cowboy 2012-04-25 17:18:28
Can the followers of Wu-Wo Cha be that far behind:
Ozzy 2012-04-25 17:18:57
Somehow it seems that the difference between the Watley’s & Reuters’
pieces is one of emphasis, not kind, despite the fact that one happened
and the other didn’t (sllegedly).
BTW, Scott, in your thread of years ago you forgot about the coffee-
drinking Arabs and Berbers taking North Africa & Spain away from the
watered-down wine drinking East Romans and beer-drinking Visigoths. Or
for that matter how, in later centuries, the strong-coffee Turks whittled
away at the remnants of the old Roman (Byzantine) Empire (who had switched
to perfumed wine as their favorite tiple), finally taking their capitol
(Constantinople, now Istambul) in 1453.
Maybe the relationship is between national drinks and military might is slightly more complex:
Tea > Coffee > non-distilled alcohol :-))
Mombu 2012-04-25 17:19:05
I’ve heard folks say it was the Americans ??
Space cowboy 2012-04-25 17:19:09
It was the Russians.