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  • A new addition (December 2007) to the Oxford English Dictionary! Puzzlingly late; highly commended.

    I suggest trying it black, with gin.

    December 18, 2007

  • I'm surprised something so definitively English was excluded for so long.

    December 19, 2007

  • Sarra's serving suggestion used to be called tea with in Australia. Hal Porter describes the ritual of tea with in one of the books of his autobiographical trilogy. The period in question was probably the 1920's or 1930's from memory. Both the habit of drinking tea with and the expression have gone way out of fashion.

    P.S. If you love Wordie, you'd love Hal Porter.

    December 19, 2007

  • Thanks for the tip, bilby. I'll have to add his works to my 5,373-volume reading list. ;-)

    December 19, 2007

  • It should be Earl Grey as the drink is named after a person with last name Grey, and title of Earl

    January 25, 2013

  • Is that why they don't call it Earl Gray in you essay?

    January 25, 2013

  • fair enough Messer alexz, changed. bilby, essentially that is correct, however, I found recently that in fact, either spelling is acceptable in en_US (for the color, not the surname of course), gray being only the more common.

    January 25, 2013