Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 9 15:38:17 UTC 2005

At 11:28 AM -0400 4/9/05, sagehen wrote:
>  >
>>Judging from the first 10 of the 184,000 Google hits for CONSTANT COMPANION,
>>the phrase today does not signify 'lover', but I don't have time to look into
>>this further right now; it would be especially illuminating to do a
>> search. I certainly do not doubt that my memory may
>>be faulty
>>here--I'd just like to see some hard data.
>>But who knows? I'd
>Wasn't there a tea brand of that name?  It brings to mind a nasty
>cinnamon/clove- flavored tea that had a heyday among the genteel 40 or 50
>years ago. Horrible stuff.

I believe that's "Constant Comment".  No relation.  And yes, it's
still around.  (De gustibus--I sort of like it on occasion, myself.)


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