Sometimes our mail is just a bit overwhelming. A case in point is the recent deluge that flooded our offices in response to an (apparently) ill-
As the original letter was submitted by that hectoring pain-
Dozens of letters flooded our office in response to our punchy response to paunchy Punctilio. Only one of these met our current editorial standards and is presented for your consideration (and derision) in this issue.
Alongside this chatter, though, we also received a bumper harvest of real scholarship. Our more devout readers will recall that, entirely tangential to the point being made, our response to Punctie made reference to “that ghastly tea” [sic]. We would not have predicted it, but tea turns out to be a favorite topic among linguists, and we are therefore pleased to submit to you the finest of the submissions that were submitted to us on the subject of tea, subsequent to our having broached the subject.
And so, we leave you to a delicious repast, knowing that when you’ve finished imbibing this issue, you will be steeped in the subject, enjoying the sweetness of the cream of our submissions on the subject of The Linguistics of Tea.