In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Dr Scab
on Tue, 9 Apr 2002 18:11:03 +0000 (UTC)
> On Tue, 09 Apr 2002 17:38:21 GMT, in comp.os.linux.advocacy,
>>In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Dr Scab
>>on Thu, 4 Apr 2002 22:44:06 +0000 (UTC)
>>Yeah, a tea strainer. Was this supposed to be a hard question? :-P
> What's a tea strainer and from where do I acquire one?
It's a device that strains tea. :-) The usual implementation
is a smallmesh wire thing with a handle; the mesh is fine enough
to hold the tea leaves and is usually made from stainless steel,
and the form of the mesh is a half-ball. After straining the tea,
the liquid flows through the mesh, leaving the leaves sitting
in the inside of the bowl of the mesh for later discarding, disposal,
or even saving if one desires (whatever for, I can't imagine).
Another possible shape for the mesh might be conical, although I'm
not sure that's as practical.
Its size varies but the bowl size probably would be around 5 cm
in diameter; the handle might be another 10 cm in length, maybe.
As for acquisition: any store selling things such as eggbeaters,
spatulas, tongs, or manually-operated can openers should have them.
I don't know what you Brits call such shops. (In the U.S. we have
mega-grocery-stores which sell soup to nuts, light bulbs, toothpaste,
motor oil, shampoo, squirt guns, and video tapes. :-) We also have
"drug stores", which despire their name do not dispense illegal *,
although most do include a pharmacy for the prescribed ones; they only
differ from grocery stores in that they do not have as much food,
as far as I can tell. However, in countries such as Austria, shopping
is done piecemeal; I suspect the U.K. has a similar philosophy,
although it may depend on the area.)
EAC code #191 55d:09h:19m actually running Linux.
The US gov't spends about $54,000/second. I wish I could.