How Do You Pronounce ...

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  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Like I said in Australia ALOT of Starbucks closed down, we just don't like "fancy" coffee here...milk, sugar, coffee, thats it......"Hooters" also failed here which broke my friggin heart......I was gonna have my "I'm an Apostate" party there! Is it any good?......I'll never know.

  • snowbird
    ......"Hooters" also failed here which broke my friggin heart......

    You poor darling!

    Tee hee hee.


  • snowbird

    The Green Mile.

    You're trying to get me to go off on a tangent, aren't you Burn?

    Shame, shame.


  • quietlyleaving

    I've heard it pronounced quafee

  • dinah

    Hooters failed??!! I thought boobs could sell anything.

  • snowbird

    My Jamaican hubby pronounces it similarly, QuietlyLeaving.


  • JeffT

    Like Eskimos and snow we have about 132 words for it. Latte, cappuccino, espresso, mocha, shot in the dark...(wet or dry? decaf? room?)

    If you're in line in Starbucks you better know what be ready to order when you get to the front. If you're a regular at one of the stands the barista will know what you want before you get there and will already have it started.

  • snowbird

    I thought it would be a good time to mention this:

    In English, barista is a name applied to a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso -based coffee drinks. The word is borrowed from Italian, where it has a wider meaning of "bartender". The term persists in American coffeehouse jargon , with many employers such as Starbucks officially utilizing the title for such employees.

    barrister n. in the United States a fancy name for a lawyer or attorney. In Great Britain, there is a two-tier bar made up of solicitors who perform all legal tasks except appearance in court and barristers, who try cases. Some solicitors will "take the silk" (quaint expression) and become barristers.

    As members wear silk gowns of a particular design (see court dress ), the award of Queen's or King's Counsel is known informally as "taking the silk".

    Isn't learning grand?


  • chickpea

    my 16 YO son has his first job as
    a barista this summer.... his cute
    take on his job: one more tick
    on my "bucket list"

  • BurnTheShips
    You're trying to get me to go off on a tangent, aren't you Burn?

    Have you seen the movie? He is basically a Christ figure. The story is the same.


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