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Poll: On avarage, how many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Coffee & tea Feb 12, 2006

While the average daily number of coffee could be 5 or more, number of cups of tea may exceed 25, sometimes. Actually I wonder if there is anybody among you, by virtue of his/her field of specialization, who knows the maximum tolerable limit of cups of coffee & tea for a professional translator for healthier future?.

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KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 02:37
Japanese to English
Also an addict :-) Feb 12, 2006

Where's the option for 10+ or 15+???
OK, OK, I *try* to stick to decaf after the first few 'real' ones..... but there's only so much of that one can take! (sob)


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Dina Abdo  Identity Verified
Palestine
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None and ... Feb 12, 2006

I thought it was only me!

Interesting I'm living in a house where none can smile before his/her morning cup of coffee and most of the people I know around me are the same! And it's not even the usual light coffee; it's Turkish coffee!

Nice to know that I'm not alone here


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avantix  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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German to Dutch
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Fuel... Feb 12, 2006

It's the fuel that keeps my translations running. And myself, of course. Although... after 15+ over a few decades it's only 10+ these days.
Perhaps I'm getting old

[Edited at 2006-02-12 01:42]


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Ma. Fernanda Blesa  Identity Verified
Argentina
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I don't drink tea or coffee but... Feb 12, 2006

I do drink "mate" which contains caffeine but I think not as much as coffee or even tea. On average, I drink 3 "rounds" of mate on my own when I'm working (plus an occasional social round). If I'm not working I usually have mate twice a day, once on my own and once with family or friends.

If you'd like to know a bit more about "mate", you can visit Wikipedia, which has a really great and very complete description of mate and the social ritual associated with it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate

I also found these other interesting links:

http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2005-05-03/bensinger-yerbamate

http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060104/BIZ0102/601040320/1011&nav_category=

and this one with pictures and a more "cultural approach to mate. One comment though, it's not true that we in Argentina sweeten our mate, in fact, about 90% of mate drinkers I know *don't* use any sugar (sacrilege!)

http://www.nativayerbamate.com/culture.html

Any other mate drinkers around??

[Edited at 2006-02-12 01:58]


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Szymon Metkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
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Now that is a good one! Feb 12, 2006

For me it's just like avantix said: fuel. The coffee machine and the laptop are my most important translation equipment. But I don't need a cup to smile in the morning. Actually I never drink coffe before dinner. I work mostly during the night and siping a warm drink helps me to focus and keeps my mind clear. And there is always a warm drink in your reach, when you have a coffee machine on your desk.

Some days ago we created a short form for the word TRANSLATOR on the Polish forum. It was like the first letters of: Coffee, Computer and Seven Dictionaries

[Edited at 2006-02-12 03:31]


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David Russi  Identity Verified
United States
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"avarage"? Where are all the proofreaders? Feb 12, 2006

Beware of misprunts...

PS I'm an addict too!

[Edited at 2006-02-12 08:40]


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Sandra Petch
Local time: 18:37
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Mate Feb 12, 2006

Ma. Fernanda Blesa wrote:



If you'd like to know a bit more about "mate", you can visit Wikipedia, which has a really great and very complete description of mate and the social ritual associated with it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yerba_mate

]


Hola Maria Fernanda

Thanks for that link. I was intrigued by "mate" after seeing Historias Minimas, I'll check out what it's all about!

Sandra


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Zsanett Rozendaal-Pandur  Identity Verified
Hungary
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Me neither Feb 12, 2006

Dina Abdo wrote:

I thought it was only me!

Interesting I'm living in a house where none can smile before his/her morning cup of coffee and most of the people I know around me are the same!


Same here, my husband practically lives on coffee. I always start my day with a nice big pot of rooibos tea (which doesn't contain any caffeine), works perfectly for me.


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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None... Feb 12, 2006

I drink coffee (with lemon) ones a few weeks. But usually I drink litres of tea with honey

Anni


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tortuga langua
Czech Republic
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3-4 big cups Feb 12, 2006

of the turkish coffee - it speeds me up and I like the taste

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Ivana de Sousa Santos  Identity Verified
Portugal
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I don't like coffee but... Feb 12, 2006

... I have to drink 1 or 2 per day to keep me awake, specially now that I have a 3-month old little boy who wakes up at night and also early in the morning and my sleep isn't stable anymore as it was before he was born.

I used to drink 7-10 a day when I was in college because I liked it and because I was addicted. One day coffee didn't taste the same anymore and stopped drinking it. This happened about 3 years ago. It was awful because I was always sleepy and had to re-start drinking coffee. However, I usually put some drops of milk in it, since I don't like the flavour anymore.

Tea, on the other hand, doesn't have the same effect on me as coffee does.


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Dominika J  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:37
English to Polish
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TEAtotaller :] Feb 12, 2006

Well, I don't drink coffee, it tastes awful and I've never forced myself to drink something I don't like, including alcohol :] But I do drink a lot of tea... usually in my favorite gigantic mug - it is so big that I can't hold it with one hand when it's full :] But I’m not addicted, I can do without tea.

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
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English to Turkish
Total addiction Feb 12, 2006

I feel like an ethereal being in the morning until I get my first dose of coffee and smoke, and if I can't get any coffee for some reason, I can't concentrate well, have a headache, and feel on the edge! So, lack of it is quite unhealthy, too! However, any coffee I get in the rest of the day is more like a distraction from work, just because I don't seem to find any better excuse to leave my desk when I feel bored. When the coffee is a must is early morning only, and the total amount of coffee I get throughout the day is 4-5 cups, I guess.

Ah, I drink Turkish coffee only when I want to give myself a treat with coffee, other than the medical reasons just listed above And, tortuga langua, I wonder what variety of Turkish coffee you get in 3-4 big cups. It sounds like drinking 3-4 beer mugs of tequila


[Edited at 2006-02-12 14:40]


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