iced tea -- trying to save my theory

D. Ezra Johnson ezra_50 at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 2 22:48:29 UTC 1999

"Ice tea" is written by non-native speakers of English in NYC. The same
explanation applies for them as for Southerners, to whom the language is
native but the compound is not...

On thin ice(d),

>From: Enid Pearsons <epearsons at RANDOMHOUSE.COM>
>Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>Subject: Re: iced tea
>Date: Mon, 2 Aug 1999 18:19:17 -0400
>It's not limited to the South.  "Ice tea" exists on restaurant menus and
>restaurant and supermarket signs all over New York City.

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