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

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Thu Jul 19 14:05:49 UTC 2001

I think this is a good clean joke. (The name of the PM is Lal Bahadur
Shashtri). First time I hear it as an Indian. (Another joke: I am an
Indian,not Hindian). If there is no copyright on this ("the joke was"
sounds like public domain) I will circulate it among the Hindians I



Robert Samuel wrote:
> 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".
> /r
> 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
> have
> > > a certain pleasant assonance - not to mention relevance to the varieties
> of
> > > '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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