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Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, September 26, 2002, 18:52
 --- Roger Mills wrote:

> Hi ho! Cough cough! A fellow addict. (Also as regards coffee and milk-- and > I do like a cocktail or two before dinner, and wine with.) And as Mark > Twain said, "Stopping smoking is easy-- I've done it hundreds of times."
Well, glad that I'm not the only one. You at least survived it!
> >It could be a nice subject for a poll. After all, if beardedness can be an > >item, why not smoking? > > I suspect a poll ought be differentiate between Americans and Europeans; > it's my impression that you-all haven't become quite as publicly paranoid > about the matter as we have.
Perhaps not to the same degree as in The States, but it is far from getting better. But our government is also actively following a policy of convincing the non-smokers that they ought to dislike smokers for numerous reasons. --- Padraic Brown wrote:
> Deary me! What's "French tobacco"? I must say though, > the only larygectomy with reconstruction I'd ever been > in on was a nonsmoker/nonchawer/nondrinker.
Gauloises (tobacco, no cigarettes), about 20 a day. It’s the only think I really can smoke. Sometimes that’s a problem, since it is rarely sold at gas stations or cafés... When I can’t buy anything else, I’d rather buy cigarettes (Gauloises without filter, or Gitanes) than Dutch tobacco, which is over-perfumed and over-sauced. --- J Y S Czhang wrote:
> smoke: yepyep, usually Marlboro 100's or whatever is affordable... > [when I have money to burn ;) Djaram kretek (clove cigarettes)]
About ten years ago I smoked kreteks sometimes, but never could get really used to them. And they smell like marihuana... Taste nice, though... --- Eli Naeher wrote:
> I don't drink milk, ever. I do drink copious quantities of (black) coffee,
So do I. But never mixed with anything. Coffee must be strong and "black as a moonless night" as Dale Cooper expressed it so eloquently in Twin Peaks. --- michael poxon wrote:
> I am a coffee junkie, however, especially with the occasional > croissant. And of course tea, Lapsang Souchong being the best.
Agreed completely and fullheartedly! I like tea, but only when it’s the very best. My favourite is a mixture of Lapsang Souchong with Ceylon (that’s what I used to drink at my grandmother’s place, served in Wedgwood). --- Barry Garcia wrote:
> And i loathe the way southerners ruin good tea by adding sugar. And the > way the British ruin tea by adding milk :)
Yeah, I've the same feeling about any other drink, too. My motto: never mix anything. No coffee or tea with milk or sugar, bloody Mary, or rhum-coke for me! --- andrew wrote:
> Occasionally I treat myself to a hot chocolate, several teaspoons of > drinking chocolate, a little instant coffee, maybe half a teaspoon or > less, a little milk to make it into a paste, then topped up with hot > water. Delicious!
Yummy!!! I always make it in hot milk, with perhaps 3 teaspoons of cocoa and 2 of sugar. I never tried it with coffee, but it’s definitely worth to try! Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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