"I don't drink coffee. I take tea, my dear."

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Oct 24, 2010 19:44
"I don't drink coffee. I take tea, my dear."

Sting, a English musician, sang in his song "Englishman in New York."

When I read translations of English novels long ago, many of those had scenes of a cup of tea. English never change their life style, even when they go abroad. Wherever they go in the world, they enjoy a relaxed time for a cup of tea in afternoon. Accordingly, I expected that still now English people loved tea, but not coffee very much.

However, my English colleagues love drinking coffee so much. Almost every morning at ten o'clock, they enjoy having a cup of coffee together. Actually, I have never seen they're drinking tea.

In the city centre, you can see lots of coffee shops, such as Starbucks and Costa. In my observation, elder ladies tend to have a cup of tea rather than coffee when they meet their friends. Younger generations, however, apparently prefer coffee to tea. (Am I right?)

Mr Sting, I'm sorry to say, maybe it's a time to rewrite your song, I suppose?