�ظ�: Re: iced tea

gjxy gjxy at MAIL.SHISU.EDU.CN
Tue Aug 3 00:12:02 UTC 1999


Prof.Benjamin,
The "ice tea"--"iced tea" is like the"go fish"--"gold fish" , is it?




|My gut feeling is that "ice tea" is a southernism, and not something that
is
|written very often; i.e., you go into a restaurant and order "ice tea" (the
|d and the t becoming indistinguishable).  These same people may write it
|either way, with or without the d.  And it seems from Nexis that "iced tea"
|is the predominate written form.
|
|Conversely, if it is a southernism, the d of "iced" is never pronounced,
|even though the speaker may write it with the d.
|
|Jessie
|----- Original Message -----
|From: Barnhart <ADS-L at HIGHLANDS.COM>
|To: <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
|Sent: Monday, August 02, 1999 3:11 PM
|Subject: iced tea
|
|
|> My curiosity has been stirred up.  In one of Popik's recent quotations
|> there is a reference to ice tea being more common in Texas.
|>
|> >     "So much tea is consumed here year-round that you might even call
|> iced
|> >tea 'the national beverage of Texas.'  Historically, it is called
|> 'ice' tea
|> >in Texas.  Iced tea was created by an Indian tea merchant who couldn't
|> sell
|> >his hot tea at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904."
|> >--"Tea Pleasures," HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 26 July 1995.
|>
|> I have not found any reference yet in dialect dictionaries as to the
|> dialect variation of ice vs. iced tea.
|>
|> DAE has only iced tea.
|> DA has only iced tea.
|> WU3 has iced tea as the main entry and ice tea with a cross reference.
|> OED has no reference to either.
|> OEDs has no reference to either.
|> Cent. Dict. has only iced tea.
|> DARE has no reference to either.
|> AmDiDic has no reference to either.
|>
|> Nexis shows 24,500 articles for iced tea
|> Nexis shows   4,200 articles for ice tea.
|>
|> Has anyone a feeling for possible geographical or social distribution
|> for these two terms?
|>
|> Regards,
|> David K. Barnhart
|> barnhart at highlands.com



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