senatorial saucer (1872)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Nov 10 20:15:56 UTC 2008

As a child (in east Texas) in the 1950s, I knew of "saucering" coffee as a means of cooling it, but the act was always identified as "bad manners."

Maybe the easy access to ice chips make the practice obsolete.  Or the lowering of the temperature of coffee served at commercial establishments.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 23:45:07 -0600
>From: Dan Goodman <dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM>
>I wonder when and why people stopped pouring coffee or tea into the saucer to cool it.
>Dan Goodman

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