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vkhu
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:34:53 AM
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Quote:
“You recommend?” she said in a smothered voice.

“The purée of mango.”

“Very well, the purée of mango.” How could she get anything down her throat, the way it felt now? To swallow, something inside the throat had to open, didn’t it?

“And at the end, an ice and coffee.”


I've never heard anyone order ice and coffee separately like that. Is this lady asking for an iced-coffee, or a serving of ice cream and a cup of coffee?
Fyfardens
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:40:19 AM
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A serving of ice cream and a cup of coffee.

I speak British English (standard southern, slightly dated).
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 5:55:42 AM

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'An ice' makes it a countable item, not 'ice'.

So
Tfd
Ice
Quote:
4. A frozen dessert consisting of water, sugar, and a liquid flavoring, often fruit juice.



taurine
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:14:16 AM

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I wonder is there any word for a scoop of ice cream in a coffee.
I'd never hear about anything like that.
I have in mind the name for the whole thing.

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:23:14 AM

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I would probably call it a coffee float, following the same pattern as a cream soda float or a root beer float.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:40:39 AM

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I found (while looking for that image) an ad for "Guinness float with chocolate sauce".
That is ridiculous!


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thar
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:54:17 AM

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Did they have iced coffee in the 1920s? Think
Serious question - I think of it as a modern thing but no reason they shouldn't.
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 6:55:21 AM

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From my observation, ice and coffee rings bell to me.
When I was working in a canteen, a customer ordered "hot chocolate and milk", which is the same as "hot chocolate with milk".

So I followed the pattern and called "cheese on toast" "toast and cheese" like "egg and toast", not "egg, and toast" -unfortunately when you say that, there is no way a listener can tell whether it's "egg and toast" or "egg, and toast"- but some native speaker of English seem to like "cheese on toast" better than "cheese and toast".

Coffee and Milk? (How can I order a cup of coffee and a glass of milk? Is the only way to order them is "I would like a cup of coffee and a glass of milk,"? )
Or Coffee with Milk?
White coffee seems best.

[Added]
I am not very sure whether I got the punctuation correctly in my writing the following sentence:
Is the only way to order them is "I would like a cup of coffee and a glass of milk,"?

Will any of you help me out with it?






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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:04:08 AM

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However - the order in the book is "An ice and coffee" not 'a coffee with ice'or 'coffee and ice' or anything else.

It means (as thar and Fyfardens say) one serving of ice-cream and some coffee (in a cup).


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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:35:57 AM

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English is nothing but a torment.

^^

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thar
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:08:37 AM

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Well I don't think there is much of a need to express the idea of coffee with ice.

If you ask for coffee, you get hot coffee.
If you put ice in it, you get diluted, slightly cooler coffee.

Thermodynamics!

And my sister thinks I am weird for dunking hot sausages in yoghurt (it is delicious). Whistle
vkhu
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:25:32 AM
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thar wrote:
And my sister thinks I am weird for dunking hot sausages in yoghurt (it is delicious). Whistle


Must say I'm with your sister on that one.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 9:49:51 AM

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Sausage and full-strength English mustard is OK (not French or American-style mustard).

But my favourite is . . . Chocolate Soup.
Sadly, the restaurant which specialised in it has moved out of Edinburgh now.




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