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Topic: Miss Ta - the name (2 msgs / 55 lines)
1) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
"Where did the "Miss" come from?" asked Charles Cowdrick in the "+Solis
Maestro Conical Burr Mill" thread.
Miss Téa comes from Italy. She is pretty and she is good friend of many
Sweet Maria's coffees.
Tea is one of the seven most common Italian female names starting with "T":
Tea, Teodora, Teresa, Teresina, Tiziana, Tommasina, Tullia (see, for
example,http://www.eponym.org/italian.html)The name Tea is not pronounced as the "tea" you drink, but phonetically (the
Italian way) and sounds like "TAY-uh".
One of the American Teas you might know is Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni who
played Nora Wilde in TV Series The Naked Truth (1995) under her artistic
name Téa Leoni. That Téa has several Web pages, too, for examplehttp://leonionline.com/news.htmCheers, Lubos
P.S.
Why are most ships and boats called "she"?
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2) From: Mark Prince
At 03:59 PM 08/09/2002, you wrote:
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In addition, I got this text recently in regards to the Tea espresso=
 machine:
Some people think that "Tea" is a strange name for an Italian espresso
machine. Why? Because they think that it means (and is pronounced like)
"tea", as in the English breakfast tea drink, or Earl Grey tea.
(snip part about pronunciation, already quoted above)
Perhaps that espresso machine was named Tea because she is "bringing out a
forceful, demanding quality" and was designed to "make a success of anything
she undertakes"? And, by the way, she is beautiful!
Looks like we might be getting the same emails from the same guy, Lubos :)
Mark
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