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Old 22-04-2007, 02:01
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Very strange
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Old 22-04-2007, 02:03
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Originally Posted by darkpaw
Very strange
Who know's ...............maybe they are very posh
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Old 22-04-2007, 02:11
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Some do it with a spoon too, it's holding it delicately in a upper class posh manner.

Imaging if they had wans they would do the same.
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Old 22-04-2007, 02:13
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It makes the tea taste better, apparently.
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Old 22-04-2007, 02:31
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Trying too hard, Hyacinth Bucket
http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...lifestyle1.jpg

If you do that you'd be laughed at by the upper classes you're no doubt trying to impress.
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Old 22-04-2007, 02:38
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Why do people stick their pinky out when holding a teacup?


This is the finger most posh people pick their noses and bums with.
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Old 22-04-2007, 03:16
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Why do people stick their pinky out when holding a teacup?


This is the finger most posh people pick their noses and bums with.
Ewwww.
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Old 22-04-2007, 03:34
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Do peopel actually still do that?
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Old 22-04-2007, 04:46
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I thought it said " ... stick their penis out when holding a tea cup"!

My eyes are blurry, I need to go to bed I think
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Old 22-04-2007, 05:34
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Because their fly is undone.
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Old 22-04-2007, 08:50
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Originally Posted by darkpaw
Very strange
I have no idea as it is considered extremely ill mannered to do so.
We were always taught not to as kids.. Its like putting elbows on the table
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Old 22-04-2007, 09:23
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i've never done that my little finger always goes underneath the cup or straddles the side of the cup
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Old 22-04-2007, 09:25
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Originally Posted by Night_Market
Why do people stick their pinky out when holding a teacup?


This is the finger most posh people pick their noses and bums with.
I've never heard of the wonderful art of "picking one's bum"

but eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Old 22-04-2007, 09:50
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Brilliant thread with some very humorous observations .

I don't stick my pinky out when drinking a cup of tea, and I've no idea why anyoine else does.
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Old 22-04-2007, 09:53
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Umm, I dont mean to do it, it just happens, and I dont know why or where I got it from.
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Old 22-04-2007, 10:26
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Originally Posted by SoapBubbles
Umm, I dont mean to do it, it just happens, and I dont know why or where I got it from.
I'm the same it just automatically happens when i'm drinking or even eating
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Old 22-04-2007, 10:56
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http://www.tea-business-guide.com/tea_curriculum.html

Started with medieval knights and their three finger technique of eating food.
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Old 22-04-2007, 11:14
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This reminds me of the scene from Birdcage with Robin Williams when he's trying to get his partner to act straight
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Old 22-04-2007, 11:40
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I expect it alters the centre of gravity of the 'hand-cup' system, leading to better balance and less chance of spillage.

They should do some experiments on people who've had their little fingers amputated to see if they spill their tea more than the average of multi-fingered people.


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Old 22-04-2007, 11:53
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I think it must be a statement. A "look at me, I dare to hold a teacup with my finger sticking out. Bow down to me and worship me as a demigod, for I am your master." Or not.
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Old 22-04-2007, 12:36
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I rarely use the handles I just grab the cup and drink.
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Old 22-04-2007, 13:38
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I'd do that too but it tends to burn my hands
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Old 22-04-2007, 13:47
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also, why do some people stick out their tongues whilst concentrating?
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Old 22-04-2007, 13:51
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Originally Posted by Channel Hopper
http://www.tea-business-guide.com/tea_curriculum.html

Started with medieval knights and their three finger technique of eating food.
Considered a manís drink until King Charles IIís consort introduced tea at court as the fashionable breakfast drink to replace ale 1678 The East India Company began to import tea commercially.
A luxury only aristocrats could afford
Mistakes were made in the preparation of tea
One gentleman had it served up as green; the water in which the leaves were boiled was thrown away.
Bet that put him off tea.
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Old 22-04-2007, 13:55
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Can't say I know of anyone who sticks their pinky out when holding a teacup and if I ever do see anyone doing so I might find it a little difficult to keep a straight face.
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