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Travel mug

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Starbucks in the Financial District near South...
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Sorry, did I say travel mug? I meant ‘drinkware’.

That’s how Starbucks describes my new purchase in the enclosed leaflet.

I’m also told that my ‘drinkware’ is not suitable for ‘carbonated beverages’.

I’ll not put fizzy drinks in my mug, then.

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  1. If it was made in the States or your laws are anything likes ours, I bet the leaflet also has stern warnings to be careful because contents may be hot.

    Michael Farrell

    27/02/2010 at 3:56 pm

    • Yes, lots of warnings. Apparently, ‘hot liquids can burn user’. Who’d have thought it?

      Deborah

      27/02/2010 at 8:24 pm

  2. I just saw this blog subtitle, which features two ugly, unnecessary neologisms: “A Facebook page aimed to direct traffic to a new website has become a town hall for foodie opinionistas.” In my experience, nearly everyone likes good food and has opinions — about food and everything else.

    Michael Farrell

    27/02/2010 at 6:15 pm


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