one of my most annoying peeves


v : cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful

From WordNet (r) 2.0:

Coffee regular please!

Okay, I know this is not a big thing, and will not cause the course of history to be changed, but here goes:

• I’m from New York City. For as long as I can remember, when you went to a store and ordered a “coffee regular”, it meant coffee with milk and sugar. It has always been that way. I understand that in Philadelphia a coffee regular is black.

• So why is it that when I go to stores now-a-days and I ask for a coffee regular, I am asked, “milk and sugar??”

I have decided to now respond to that question with, “Regular, yes.”

Oh, and btw, this does not apply to StarBucks… That’s another story for another day (hereafter referred to as ASAD).

I have other pet peeves, but I’ll bring them up as I remember them.

2 thoughts on “one of my most annoying peeves”

  1. Hi Mel. I’ll have to be honest and say that I did not know that a coffee regular meant a coffee with milk&sugar. I certainly did not know the difference between a coffee regular in NY vs. Philadelphia. I guess I always assumed that when I order coffee it will come black unless I ask otherwise. Just the other day I ordered a coffee in a bakery in Flushing and it came with milk&sugar by default, so I guess they know what a “coffee regular” proper is in Flushing. 😉

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