There has been some debate in my household about the current survey - how many biscuits with a cuppa on average.
While we are all agreed that there is only one correct answer to how many biscuits to have when one is having a nice cup of tea and a sit down WITH biscuits (3) - hence my voting for 3-4 - the more pedantic household members insist that the question means 'counting every cup of tea with or without biscuits, what is the mean number of biscuits consumed per cup' in which case as 3 is the correct number to have when you are biscuiting, unless you have biscuits with EVERY cup of tea, AND when you have two teas in a row double the biscuit allowance, the correct answer would be 1-2. The most pedantic member insists that this is the answer as otherwise the survey would have a '3' option instead of '3-4'.
Being a scientist I found this argument rather convincing and am now concerned that I voted for the wrong option. Just out of interest, did you mmean the former or the latter? And can you amend the votes by one if it was the latter, or I'll feel bad!
|Nicey replies: Zoe,
I expect I might have meant the first thing you said probably, more "what is the optimum number of biscuits with a cuppa". Luckily none of this is an exact science so you can put the it all down to sampling error and muse over some form statistical treatment for data derived from NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown polls.
By the way well done on being a Scientist, I was almost one once, but I was rubbish at it, I spent too long sitting down drinking tea and eating Orange Clubs.
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|Nicey replies: Yes I have heard of "sop" eating many years ago, I'm sure my friend at primary school used to partake. Mind you I know some chaps whose mother used to give them Fishfingers with top of the milk poured over them. Is "sop" another Welsh thing (he wondered innocently)?|
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||Having read your tea section on your fabulous website i felt compelled to reveal some nasty tea habits by members of my famlily.|
My mother-in-law-to-be makes a nice(?) cup of tea by first pouring milk in the cup, then adding sugar, finally, in goes the tea-bag to all be topped off with the boiling water. How possibly can her tea brew?
My chilean/italian aunty uses boiled milk in her tea.
My granny has a breakfast of a bowl of tea into which she adds broken-up jacobs cream crackers. The result as you can guess is highly sloppy, messy and surprisingly smelly!
Many thanks for making my lunchtime internet browsing sessions more fun.
|Nicey replies: Good grief!|