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Been arguing all over the place about the smoking ban, which I'm not going to get into here, but have just been cheered up immensely by someone referring to "teatotallers". Presumably they only drink tea.

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redatt
Feb. 15th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Hee! I typo it like that frequently, of course, in my case, everyone assumes that that's precisely what I meant to say.
pickwick
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure if they meant it or not, but I rather thought not so I didn't ask :o)
dermfitz
Feb. 15th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
oh go on, get into it here.
pickwick
Feb. 15th, 2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
No.
simreeve
Feb. 15th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Did you know that the term "teetotallers" originated as a jibe about one leading anti-alcohol campaigner's stammer? Apparently he used to get up behind a podium, or on his soapbox or wherever, and say "We must strive for t-t-total abstinence..."


(True story... or if not that then quite an old 'urban myth', anyway...)
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