Horrid mug looks like wool sweater

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Does it keep the drinks warm?

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I asked for “tasses en verre”, but instead I got “tasses en vair”

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Aaaaaaaahhhhhh…brain straining/eyes closing trying to remember that artist’s name…was she Swiss?..starts with an M? Is her last name a city ? Giving myself 24 hours before googling.

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Teeth and nails on [uuuugheaah] soft things like fabric [giiiiugh] are my nails on a chalk board. It literally makes me shudder and cringe and raises goosebumps just thinking abou… [ichhh] …t it.

People need to learn better ways to take their mitts off.

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The BBS crashed under load from the debate article traffic so one of the mods consolidated them. (I’m not a mod, I just got some 500s last night, and I thought the UI had plenty of indicators that this happened.)

How long till these show up in the BBStore at the unbelievable price of 90% off?

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Just showed them to my gf. She thinks they’re great.

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Not as horrid or useless as this

I was given something similar a few years ago, couldn’t drink from it without soaking the cosy, couldn’t remove the cosy when ready to drink (without losing some of the contents).
Straight to the charity shop.

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these things are everywhere

I think they are great too! It’s a Boston thing.

It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves the idea of snuggling up as a storm rolls in and chewing some … wait, what?

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Mostly? Her mother was. They had to move to Switzerland at the advent of WWI.

Oh very good–yes.

Jawohl. Im Rhineland.

Well done. You are so close.

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Ye gods, even just knitting in a small cutaway from the rim, where one would drink, would have been a good idea. Too twee for me.

I am not fond of drinking hot drinks from metal, even stainless steel, because I can taste the metal in every sip. Same problem with plastic. Not enjoyable. Ceramic, glass and porcelain are better. In winter, I sometimes have a glass-lined thermos flask full of hot tea, but my tea-drinking dad liked to use a small round electric heating pad.

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I used to have a cheap Chinese ceramic mug bought from a market in Hong Kong that had a lid, perfect for the job until I dropped it, basically though I drink tea when its ready to drink (and sometimes when bone cold).

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The Starbucks Sweater Mug has a smaller rim and the handle isn’t decorated. I prefer the horrid mug.

Horrider mug looks like ball of wool, with ‘amusing’ motto:

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