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||Dear Nicey and The Wife and the Younger Members of Staff,|
Now that everyone seems to be jumping on the "sop" bandwagon, are you going to have to come up with a "sop" icon? Personally I find the idea of sop in all it's guises a rather loathsome one (particularly the latest regarding fried breakfasts - yuk), but I am sure there may be some people out there who want to search for sop-related stories using your excellent icon search facility - maybe to get ideas for new sopping experiences, the poor misguided fools... If you ask me they're all just abusing a perfectly decent cup of tea and I'm sure even Mrs Doyle wouldn't approve (oh g'wan, y'will...)
Yours very not-soggily,
P.S. Love the new dunking icon - it still wouldn't make me want to put soggy things in my tea though...
|Nicey replies: I think we'll leave 'Sop' to the equally excellent but no so pretty text based search. Anyhow lets all have a rousing post Friday lunchtime 'Hoorah!' for the new Dunking icon, how did we get by without for so long?
||hi nicey, my name's joe meredith|
right now i'm a first year at wadham college, oxford, and recently a few good friends of mine have formed a new society: the tea society. we meet on sundays at half past four, where we all have a cup of tea and whatever cakes and biscuits anyone brings along. it's open to allcomers, and we even made some nice posters to put up. we're aiming to bring a bit of calm to the often stuffy-and-uptight world of oxford uni, through the power of a cuppa.
we'd just like to say that it's a very lovely site you have. keep up the great work.
|Nicey replies: Well done, but you need to meet on a daily basis about 2 or 3 times at least.
One day while I was having a nice cup of tea the person I was talking to (who was not having one) asked if I minded if she dunked her biscuit into my tea.
I found (a little to my surprise, because I'm not that finicky where food is concerned) that I did mind, and politely declined her request. It was the thought of someone else's soggy crumbs at the bottom of my cup that did it.
What is the etiquette of inter-personal dunking? Does it depend on the relationship between the person with the biscuit and the person with the cup of tea? (The person who asked me was an acquaintance.) Are there people out there who don't mind and are prepared to put up with a bit of sog at the bottom of their cups for the sake of biscuit-loving, non-tea-drinking dunkers?
A lovely picture to remind you of both the power and frailty of biscuits.
|Nicey replies: That made me quite reflective.|
||Dear Nicey and the wife,|
After reading the descriptions of sop and other arcane and inappropriate uses for tea on you site, I feel compelled to let you know about my sister's dunking habits as a child.
Having mastered the complexities of the rich tea and digestive, she moved on to other less appropriate dunking items, the worst of these being sausages. Not only did the grease from the sausage float across the surface of the tea after dunking but the salt which had been liberally sprinkled on the sausages prior to dunking was dissolved in the hot liquid transforming the tea into something quite horrid and undrinkable.
I would like to apologise to all those people who find the thought of this nauseating, but I thought it would give you a chance to use your new dunking icon.