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    like mine early

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    A woman came to a house of a certain lady. The lady told her to stay a bit longer and drink tea with her:

    ‘I was about to have a cup of tea,’ she said. ‘I like mine early. Do stay and drink a cup with me.

    Does "I like mine early" mean that she likes drinking her tea early?
    As far as I know it was after noon, so what did she mean by early? Is there some special time when they drink it, e.g. 4 p.m. so by saying "I like mine early" she meant that she likes drinking it at 2 p.m. for example.

    The action takes place in England in 1959.

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    Re: like mine early

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Does "I like mine early" mean that she likes drinking her tea early? Yes
    As far as I know it was afternoon, so what did she mean by early? Is there some special time when they drink it, e.g. 4 p.m. Yes so by saying "I like mine early" she meant that she likes drinking it at 2 p.m. for example.Yes
    The traditional time for partaking of tea was four o'clock, though for some people, five o'clock was possible.

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