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January 6, 2011

A Poem: Tea words as appropriated from Oxford Canadian Dictionary

tea. tea bag. tea ball. teaberry. tea biscuit. tea bread. tea break. tea caddy. teacake. tea ceremony. tea chest. tea cozy. teacup. tea dance. tea garden. tea house. tea lady. tea leaf. tea party. tea plant. teapot. teapoy. tea room. tea rose. tea service. tea shop. teaspoon. tea strainer. tea table. tea time. tea towel. tea tray. tea tree. tea trolley.

3 thoughts on “A Poem: Tea words as appropriated from Oxford Canadian Dictionary”

  1. judy pollard smith says:

    Kerry! you are the only other person I know besides ME who is obsessed with tea accoutrements; tea pots, tea cups, tea cosies.
    Judy

  2. Hello Kerry,
    Well, when I wrote the dictionary I never thought someone would turn it into a poem (although someone did turn her recitation of all the headwords in it into an art installation)! Did you happen to notice the fascinating etymology for teapoy, a three-legged table esp. used for serving tea? The “tea” is a folk etymology influenced by the table’s function, as the real origin is the Hindi tir (three) + Persian pai (foot): the South Asian version of “tripod”.
    Katherine

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