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How do you say "a cup of tea"?

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GRMUM Wed 02-Mar-05 10:56:41

Hi, I am just writing my first assignment for my OU course.As an example of different ways of saying something I am using the phrase a cup of tea. So far I can think of :

A cup of tea
A cuppa tea
A cup of char
A quick brew

Anybody got any more? I am sure there must be other local ways of saying this. If you can also let me know the area its from that would be great! Thanks

sparklymieow Wed 02-Mar-05 10:57:49

a cuppa

Sonnet Wed 02-Mar-05 10:58:10

A cuppa

littlemissbossy Wed 02-Mar-05 10:58:33

a cup of tea

beansontoast Wed 02-Mar-05 10:58:59

cuppa splosh?

emmatmg Wed 02-Mar-05 10:58:59

I say "a cuppa tea"

but we sometimes say " A cup of (or a cuppa) charles charlie char" too. Have absolutley no idea why though

Mothernature Wed 02-Mar-05 10:59:02

a brew

spagblog Wed 02-Mar-05 10:59:34


Sonnet Wed 02-Mar-05 10:59:35

A cuppa

beansontoast Wed 02-Mar-05 10:59:42

shall i put the kettle on?

lunavix Wed 02-Mar-05 10:59:44

a cuppa tea

Mothernature Wed 02-Mar-05 11:00:02

sorry you wanted to know the area, Lancashire.

beachyhead Wed 02-Mar-05 11:00:13

what is your course in??????

spagblog Wed 02-Mar-05 11:01:01

Would you care to join me in a cup of China's finest?

hamster Wed 02-Mar-05 11:03:01

a cuppa cha'
a brew

any more i can think of i'll let u know!

TheVillageIdiot Wed 02-Mar-05 11:03:14

"a cuppa cha" is a Midlands phrase

TheVillageIdiot Wed 02-Mar-05 11:03:37

sorry hamster posts crossed

jampots Wed 02-Mar-05 11:04:23

Earl Gray or Darjeeling?

Bethron Wed 02-Mar-05 11:05:03

Message withdrawn

snafu Wed 02-Mar-05 11:06:30

I don't need to say it - I crook my little finger just so and Perkins knows exactly what I mean.

emmatmg Wed 02-Mar-05 11:06:46

Sorry, my Cuppa tea and charles charlie char is in Surrey, but I'm originally from Basingstoke in hampshire.

Poshpaws Wed 02-Mar-05 11:07:20

A cuppa tea, but I love the expression 'a brew'.

Not the same said in a SE london accent , though

nailpolish Wed 02-Mar-05 11:07:56

cuppae tea? here in fife

SeaShells Wed 02-Mar-05 11:07:56

Can I have a 'T' please Bob, is a favourite in my house

Or else it's just a 'cuppa', which I doubt is a regional thing (north east btw)

snafu Wed 02-Mar-05 11:08:02

Sorry GRMUM, not being very helpful. I'm in Surrey too and probably say 'a cuppa tea'.

LOL @ charles charlie char, emma

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