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  • noun strong tea served over ice


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  • It's ICED, not ice. Please!

    February 23, 2007

  • tell that to Ice-T

    June 18, 2007

  • Yes, he is Ice-T, but I still drink iced tea.

    June 18, 2007

  • Or, it could be an infusion of ice. Which would be water…

    July 8, 2008

  • Oh, I'm sure these guys would find a way to sell it.

    July 8, 2008

  • Vitamin water is festy.

    July 8, 2008

  • If you want to criticize people for WRITING it this way, I'm fine with that. But articulating the D in speech is just idiotic, unless you're giving a sermon or something. And I'm not sure why you'd be mentioning iced tea in a sermon anyway...

    February 27, 2009

  • I'm trying to work out how you would articulate 'iced tea' and 'ice tea' differently. The extra t wouldn't affect the aspiration of the following t. It might possibly make the preceding vowel fractionally shorter, but I doubt the effect would be noticeable. All I can think of is a delay between the end of the friction of s and the release of the second t. (Separate release of the two t's is wholly unnatural.) But this delay would only be audible in slow, careful speech anyway.

    February 27, 2009

  • I'm still fond of the purple stuff. And Sunny D!! *Young group of racially mixed kids with skateboards begins to cheer*

    February 27, 2009

  • Well, gee..."idiotic" is a bit harsh.

    February 27, 2009

  • I think that Clouseau would always articulate the "d" in "ice-ed tea." In fact, he has a lisaunce to do so.

    February 28, 2009