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    Dear teachers,

    It's said in Canada there are two famous coffee stores. One is Tim Hortons which is for ordinary people. There is another one which is more expensive. Could you please kindly tell me its name?

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    Jiang

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    Starbucks, no doubt.

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    Dear Cas,

    Thank you so much for your help. This coffee store is for rich people. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Starbucks, no doubt.

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    "for rich people"? No, not really. Starbuck's coffee is just more expensive than the rest of the "grab-a-cup" joints. Check out their website.

    http://www.starbucks.com/ourcoffees/...fee+Menu+Board

    They have choices; they deal in specialty coffee(s).

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    Dear Cas,

    Thank you very much for your reply. Starbucks is not a Canadian coffee store, is it? I mean Tim Horton is Canadian and the first Tim Hortons was opened in Canada. But the first Starbucks coffee store was not opened in Canada, was it?

    And What does this "grab-a-cup" mean?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    "for rich people"? No, not really. Starbuck's coffee is just more expensive than the rest of the "grab-a-cup" joints. Check out their website.

    http://www.starbucks.com/ourcoffees/...fee+Menu+Board

    They have choices; they deal in specialty coffee(s).

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    I believe, but could be wrong, that Starbucks started in the USA. "grab-a-cup" means, get a cup of coffee. Psst. Tim Horton's has excellent coffee!

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    Oh I see. What does this Psst mean?

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I believe, but could be wrong, that Starbucks started in the USA. "grab-a-cup" means, get a cup of coffee. Psst. Tim Horton's has excellent coffee!

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    Psst repesents a sound. It's the sound one makes when whispering something. Onomatopoeia.

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    Oh, I see.

    Thanks!

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Psst repesents a sound. It's the sound one makes when whispering something. Onomatopoeia.

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