July 5, 2011
…Well, quick, what’s a snappy, one-word term for a lover or connoisseur of tea? Got you there. Unless there’s a term that I have yet to run across or unless there’s one that’s slipped my mind, there is no such term. Tea lover or tea connoisseur are perfectly suitable options when it comes to describing such a creature, but somehow it’s just not quite the same.
So what’s a good word for tea lover? The obvious choices would have something to do with the word “tea,” either in English or variations from other languages such as “cha” or “chai.” Going with -phile as the suffix of choice we might want to try “teaophile,” “chaiphile” or “chaphile,” none of which — at least for my money — have much of a ring to them….
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WITH THAT FACE WHO WOULDN’T FORGIVE YOU. FOR FUCK’S SAKE.
Aaand…don’t want to forget bibliophile Harry.
Reasons to love Harry: he’s a complete bibliophile, and not afraid to admit it. In fact, his first conversation with the woman he married was about books, and he basically used it to flirt with her.
One of my campers is reading "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
Her: I just met Mr. Wonka.
Me: And what did you think?
Her: Um, he's kinda...creepy.
Me: *laughs loudly* Yeah, he is a little, I'm not gonna lie. He's certainly different.
Her: *spelling* C-R-E-E-P-Y. With a capital K!
ON A HAPPIER NOTE,
I got this shirt in the mail yesterday and wore it today.
It’s an owl (I love owls), wearing glasses, reading a book, surrounded by LOTS of books, and drinking tea.
So, basically, it’s like the owl…is me.
It’s like the owl is me.