sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Apr 9 16:12:37 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
>>>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.)
Well, I had a sort of feeling that wasn't quite the right name.  Sorry
about the snotty tone.  It's just that there was a time when one was
Constantly having cups of this pressed on one when a nice cup of plain
Lipton's would have been  preferred. (Or coffee, of course!)

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