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  1. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    What is a cup?
    Definition of CUP

    1: an open usually bowl-shaped drinking vessel
    2a : a drinking vessel and its contents
    b : the consecrated wine of the Communion
    3: something that falls to one's lot
    4: an ornamental cup offered as a prize (as in a championship)
    5: something resembling a cup: as
    a : a cup-shaped plant organ
    b : an athletic supporter reinforced usually with plastic to provide extra protection to the wearer
    c : either of two parts of a brassiere that are shaped like and fit over the breasts
    d : the metal case inside a hole in golf; also : the hole itself
    6: a usually iced beverage resembling punch but served from a pitcher rather than a bowl
    7: a half pint : eight fluid ounces
    8: a food served in a cup-shaped usually footed vessel <a fruit cup>
    9: the symbol &#8746; indicating the union of two sets — compare cap 7
    — cup·like adjective
    — in one's cups
    : drunk
    See cup defined for English-language learners »
    See cup defined for kids »
    Examples of CUP

    Would you like another cup of tea?
    The winner will take home the cup.
    Origin of CUP

    Middle English cuppe, from Old English, from Late Latin cuppa cup, alteration of Latin cupa tub — more at hive
    First Known Use: before 12th century
    Related to CUP

    Synonyms: mug


    I think the term cup should be a generic term for any type of drinking vessel. Think of the Tarot deck etc symbol. it is a cup? No it is more inline with a chalice or goblet, yet it is indeed a cup.
    Mugs? Okay a mug is a cup with a handle, that is a gimme, but what about tumblers? There are glass tumblers, acrobatic tumblers, polystyrene and high density polyethylene tumblers.
    What of glass? look it up, there is little mention of drinking in the vitrified sand world of glass. A glass is just that, made of glass. 😕
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 02:29
    Don't forget some glasses/tumblers are called beakers, even though they don't have a beak. 🙂
  3. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Feb '13 02:31
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Don't forget some glasses/tumblers are called beakers, even though they don't have a beak. 🙂
    Take the beaker to the Science Forum Spanky. 🙂
  4. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 02:48
    Beaker may refer to:

    Beaker (drinkware), a beverage container
    Beaker (glassware), or "laboratory beaker", a glass object used for holding fluids and chemicals in a laboratory setting
    Beaker (archaeology), a prehistoric drinking vessel
    Beaker culture, the archaeological culture often called the Beaker people
    Beaker (musician), Contemporary Christian Music songwriter, musician, and Rich Mullins collaborator
    Beaker (Muppet), the hapless assistant of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew on The Muppet Show

    {from Wikipedia's disambiguation page}.

    My beaker is the first one or maybe the third, you're objecting to the second.
  5. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Feb '13 03:01
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Beaker may refer to:

    Beaker (drinkware), a beverage container
    Beaker (glassware), or "laboratory beaker", a glass object used for holding fluids and chemicals in a laboratory setting
    Beaker (archaeology), a prehistoric drinking vessel
    Beaker culture, the archaeological culture often called the Beaker people
    Beaker (musician), Contem ...[text shortened]... ion page}.

    My beaker is the first one or maybe the third, you're objecting to the second.
    Thank you Perry Mason. 😛
  6. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 03:14
    now, back to cups ...

    remember the old story, if you hold a buttercup under your chin your face would light up?
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    09 Feb '13 03:21
    i hate it when my face catches fire...

    😠
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    09 Feb '13 03:26
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i hate it when my face catches fire...

    😠
    Well if your going to play with fire...... 😛
  9. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Feb '13 04:12
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i hate it when my face catches fire...

    😠
    Who is Michael Jackson?
    Great English Dentists for 400 Alex.
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Feb '13 04:13
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    now, back to cups ...

    remember the old story, if you hold a buttercup under your chin your face would light up?
    Here we use a dandelion. You ask if they like butter, and put it under the chin, if it turns yellow they like butter.😕
  11. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 04:52
    What happens if it doesn't turn yellow?
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    09 Feb '13 05:16
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    What happens if it doesn't turn yellow?
    They don't like butter I guess. I wasn't fond of it when I was young.
  13. SubscriberKewpie
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    09 Feb '13 06:08
    I'm still not. I make my sandwiches without it.
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    09 Feb '13 07:29
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    Here we use a dandelion. You ask if they like butter, and put it under the chin, if it turns yellow they like butter.😕
    We used buttercups, and if our chins turned yellow it meant that we liked butter.
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    That's beautiful.
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