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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would go further than that. It's incorrect, plain and simple.
    Yes, it is. You can take my previous answer as British understatement.

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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I would go further than that. It's incorrect, plain and simple.
    - but it could become correct if you added a bit. 'I met a guy... handsome enough, I suppose, but...'. And in poetry this sort of inversion is quite common: 'I met a maiden young and fair' sort of thing (that's not a verbatim quote from anywhere, I'm just exemplifying the device: 'Nature red in tooth and claw' - if you want a verbatim example).

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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    And you can say "I like my guys handsome", in the same way we say "I take my coffee black".
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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

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    I'm not sure if your main question was is it normal to ask for cream and sugar but unnatural to ask for milk and sugar. If so, the answer is there is no difference. It all depends how you like your coffee.
    It all depends how you like your coffee.
    Thanks emsr2d2.

    I looked up the meaning of cream from a dictionary as follows:-

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    1 [noncount] : the thick part of milk that rises to the top : the part of milk that contains fat
    ▪ Would you like some cream in your coffee?▪ strawberries and cream▪ hot chocolate with whipped

    Are cream and milk two different things when we are talking about going with coffee?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    Cream and milk are always two different things. Some prefer one over the other in their coffee. Most will accept the other as a substitute.

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    from questioner...

    Thank all of you for answering my question.
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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Cream and milk are always two different things. Some prefer one over the other in their coffee. Most will accept the other as a substitute.
    And some think both are . (Black coffee and tea drinker)

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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    And then there are those of us who don't drink coffee at all. Disgusting stuff! Tea (black, green, herbal or fruit) for me.
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    Default Re: black coffee..... coffee black

    What are these tea and coffee things? Do they contain alcohol? if not, I don't want to know.

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