Tea & Pee; Icelandic Air; Mudpots & Mudsprings; Skali

Robert Samuel rmsamuel at OPTONLINE.NET
Thu Jul 19 02:27:51 UTC 2001

A proir Indian Prime Minister (name escapes me at the moment) drank his own
urine as part of a Yogic health regimen.  When he flew to the U.S. to meet
the American president the joke was "coffee, Tea or Pee".

rmsamuel at optonline.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "A. Maberry" <maberry at U.WASHINGTON.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:51 AM
Subject: Re: Tea & Pee; Icelandic Air; Mudpots & Mudsprings; Skali

> On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Jonathon Green wrote:
> >
> > The phrase, as far as I know, is not part of general UK slang/colloq.,
> > although it obviously suits this particular tour guide and does indeed
> > a certain pleasant assonance - not to mention relevance to the varieties
> > 'relief' on on offer.
> I barely recall an ad campaign in the (early?) 1970s either promoting tea
> in general or a specific brand. Anyway the slogan was "Drink tea and see."
> (i.e. see how good it is). This naturally gave rise to "Drink tea and pee"
> but I don't recall having heard it since or in any other context.
> Allen
> maberry at u.washington.edu

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