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Is the phrase "Not my cup of tea" only used in the UK, or is it also used in the US?
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  • Profile picture of the author JimBetrue
    Yes, it is used in the US. However it's not used that commonly. It's is probably used more by people 50+ than younger generations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arock
    I live in Wisconsin, and we talk like we're in the movie "Fargo," and it is actually a common phrase even amongst the young folk ya' know.
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    • Profile picture of the author applegreensnake
      thanks.

      so pretty much anybody would know the phrase even if they wouldnt use it that much?
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      • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
        Originally Posted by applegreensnake View Post

        thanks.

        so pretty much anybody would know the phrase even if they wouldnt use it that much?
        Speaking for the youth of America, I would say yes, though I can't speak for Aus/NZ..
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        • Profile picture of the author buzznebo
          The phrase is used in Asia though, if that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Studio13
    To the younger demographics, say < 35 ...

    "Tea is for babies, real men drink Rockstar." Or Redbull, or Monster, or whatever.
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    • Profile picture of the author Toniy
      Originally Posted by Studio13 View Post

      To the younger demographics, say < 35 ...

      "Tea is for babies, real men drink Rockstar." Or Redbull, or Monster, or whatever.
      "Not my can of Relentless..."

      If I ever hear that phrase I'm going to find the nearest tea bag and choke someone with it... jesus I can see it happening already...

      But yeah man, 'not my cup of tea' is one of those timeless classics I think. And if it's used in Asia, then you're doing fine

      I still use it and I'm 25, but then I talk better than most of the language-rapists that kick about today... :p

      Elitism.

      Remember the British Empire had a hook on most of the known world for quite some time, so 'tea quotes' are still gonna be going strong I would think
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    • Profile picture of the author EricMN
      Originally Posted by Studio13 View Post

      To the younger demographics, say < 35 ...

      "Tea is for babies, real men drink Rockstar." Or Redbull, or Monster, or whatever.
      "Milk is for babies. . . Real men drink beer" - Arnold Swarzenegger, Pumping Iron


      As ofr the OP, it's colloquially understood in Canada.
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      • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
        'Sherry is for boys, port is for men, but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.' Samuel Johnson 1709 - 1784

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  • Profile picture of the author ^^sonic^^
    This term is not used very much in the UK, all depends what part you are in
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  • Profile picture of the author RobBritt
    "that's just not my bag, baby" Austin Powers
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  • Profile picture of the author Toniy
    "I'm calorie conscious so I only drink water... in fact every morning I get up and go to the fridge and consume 1.5 litres of refrigerated water to lower my body temperature and burn more calories in thermogenesis, as I try to maintain my internal temperature"

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