Re: »Ø¸´: Re: iced tea
stephen.harper at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Mon Aug 16 17:49:16 UTC 1999
In my part of the South: Fayetteville, NC, the "ice" or "iced" is a given.
One orders tea. Some restaurants now ask whether it should be "sweeten"
[sic] however, so it comes out something like sway'-ten tay-ee.
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From: gjxy <gjxy at mail.shisu.edu.cn>
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Subject: »Ø¸´: Re: iced tea
> 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
> |written very often; i.e., you go into a restaurant and order "ice tea"
> |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
> |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.
> |----- 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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