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Old April 13 2009, 06:32 PM   #76
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

By far the easiest thing would be a button that gave him his usual order, at least in his ready room or quarters. But then the audience wouldn't know what he was drinking.
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Old April 13 2009, 06:44 PM   #77
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

Picard: Tea.
Computer: Please specify.
Picard: Earl grey.
Computer: Please specify temperature.
Picard: Hot.

And the rest is history.
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Old April 13 2009, 07:06 PM   #78
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

Picard: Tea
Computer: There are 14 varieties of Tea available from this repliator; with rice, with vegetables, Bolian style, with pasta
Picard: Bloody machine!
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Old April 13 2009, 10:00 PM   #79
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

And technology is supposed to make things easier!
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Old April 14 2009, 12:16 AM   #80
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

urbandk wrote: View Post
Picard: Tea.
Computer: Please specify.
Picard: Earl grey.
Computer: Please specify temperature.
Picard: Hot.

And the rest is history.
Exactly.
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Old April 14 2009, 12:17 AM   #81
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

^ I can hear him say it. Some things are just, you know, right.
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Old April 19 2009, 11:24 PM   #82
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

McDonald's now has a 32 oz sweet tea for only $1.

Mmmmmmmmmm
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Old April 20 2009, 04:21 AM   #83
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Yeah, What JustKate said.
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Old April 20 2009, 04:21 AM   #84
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

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You'd think "the usual" would cover it - though that's also four syllables, so not much of an abbreviation
Agreed. By the 24th century, computers should be more user adaptive. Certainly on ships with repeat commands from the crew to the computer, the computer would develop a pattern recognition and act accordingly.

Funny thing... In the USA, "tea" usually means "hot tea" in the north. But apparently in southern regions "tea" usually means "iced tea." It makes sense, given the predominant climates. From what I understand, worldwide it is generally accepted that "tea" means "hot tea."

And yet... no milk? Or sugar? Those are common things to add to tea. Apparently there are certain assumptions made on board the 1701-D.

Picard: "Computer, my usual beverage."
Computer: "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot." And the cup materializes.

I think he could have gotten away with this, rather than having to spell it out each time. Or at the very least, "Tea, Earl Grey", with the 'hot' just assumed. If someone wants iced, then "Tea, Earl Grey, Cold".
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Old April 21 2009, 07:01 PM   #85
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

I'm with JustKate on this one. Sometimes with dialogue you've got to go with what sounds right as opposed to what could be technically correct.

Like in ENT, it drove me crazy when they wouldn't use the word "the" before referring to the Enterprise. I used to shout at the TV "It's THE Enterprise, you idiot!"

But then who knows it may be correct in the dialect of Southern California???
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Old April 21 2009, 09:35 PM   #86
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

Was it wrong of me to make jokes about "Earl Grey, hot" when watching The Duchess?
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Old April 21 2009, 10:04 PM   #87
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El Chupacabra wrote: View Post
People don't always drink their drinks the same way everytime.

They don't? I would think that most of the time you'd take your tea the same way. I know I have my coffee the same way every day without deviation. The only time it changes up is when I move to iced coffee for the summer months.
i don't. i drink a lot of diff teas. around 20 varieties at the moment and even each i sometimes have diff temps, combinations and mixtures. sometimes with milk, sometimes not. sometimes sweetened, sometimes not. depends on my mood. even the type of milk and sweetener changes. even preparation method changes depending on how i feel.
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Old April 22 2009, 05:16 PM   #88
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Re: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." Did Picard really need to say it?

^Variety is the spice of life. Hopefully in the future that will still be true. Although in Picard's case I think it was part of his character, that he was a stable person who did not really like change, that he ordered his tea the same way each time.
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Old April 23 2009, 12:14 AM   #89
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Earl Grey always tastes kind of soapy to me.
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Old April 23 2009, 12:48 AM   #90
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I prefer Lady Grey tea. A bit more robust than the old Earl.
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