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Itasan



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Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:57 am    Post subject: endless coffee Reply with quote

"He promised us endless coffee on demand."
Does this mean:
"He promised that we could drink as many cups of coffee
as we wanted as long as we requested for them."
At a coffee shop?

Thank you.
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eslweb



Joined: 31 May 2006
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Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:43 am    Post subject: Endless coffee... Reply with quote

Itasan,

It could mean a couple of things: "He promised us endless coffee on demand."

1. If you were arranging a conference, it could mean you pay extra to have as many coffee refills as you like.

2. It could be what you said.

Lexically it's more common to use:
* Free refills
* Bottomless coffee

Interestingly, this is much more common in the US and strangely you could buy drinks with free-refills in small, medium and large. We just couldn't figure out why people would still buy large drinks... When you can refill them anyway!

James
http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/
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