3.09.2009

A CUP OF TEA

"What is your a cup of tea?"

This sentence equals below,
"What is your type for the ○○?"

The doubtful phrase was made in U.K.
You knew that English are in a habit of tasting lot of tea in a day.
For example, EARLY MORNING TEA, BREAKFAST TEA, ELEVENS, AFTERNOON TEA and NIGHT CAP, etc.
So, everyone has their own unique that favorite brands or a way of tasting of tea.
So many man, so many mind.

In Japan, there are many gentle, peaceful, tenderly men.
But they're not a cup of tea to me.
I'd prefer A WILD PERSON than A WELL-BEHAVED PERSON.

5 comments:

musouka-ningyou said...

Here in America, we typically would say that a person is or is not our "type." This is typically only used for romantic interests and not for friends or others. You could say that wild men are your type and that well-behaved men are not your type.

I usually hear "cup of tea" used in an expression of dislike: "that's not my cup of tea." I rarely hear it in a positive expression.

Another phrase similar to "cup of tea" is "floats your boat," usually used when someone likes something you find strange: "whatever floats your boat!" I think that the phrase itself is very strange.

I find the origin and use of this type of saying very interesting. Most of the time the original use has been forgotten and people use it automatically. They don't pay attention to the literal meaning or the origin. Sometimes people use them without knowing what the phrase means!

said...

Wow...this article is surprise me but I also unsurprised.I feel surprise,because base on life experience, many young women like well-behaved men.But after I think awhile,it's no need to surprise,because you're a unrestrained woman,interest in wild men,it seen to be reasonable.And no one know what's your true face,so,it's foolish to guess your character.

rain-butterfly said...

Serious people aren't my cup of tea, like the ones that don't know how to have fun. Sure there are times to be serious but if you are serious all the time thats kind of a waste cause there is much more to life. Yeah a Wild person sounds like much more fun. I didn't know the expression came from the U.K. I like British expressions LOL :)

starla--zero said...

I'm from the UK and I do drink a lot of tea :D
"Nightcap" is really more an alcoholic drink though, rather than tea :)

Cymatoperior said...

I'm wild too. Hope ya like me :) I hope this is not futile but i guess it is going to be, but can i get to know you??? I really love your songs.