[Tutor] 'or' in assignment (not if statement)?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sun Dec 12 22:20:25 CET 2010

Alan Gauld wrote:
> "Steven D'Aprano" <steve at pearwood.info> wrote
>> ordered a chai latte at a cafe. The waiter had no idea what that was, 
>> but must have known that "chai" means tea, and so mixed tea and coffee
> So now I've got to ask, what is a chai latte?
> I could Google it but I'm feeling lazy :-)

Spiced tea with milk. Well, technically, it just means "tea with milk", 
but in English chai is used exclusively for spiced tea ("masala chai" in 
Indian) rather than black or green tea.

Oh, except for Nestles, who sell something here in Australia which they 
call chai but is actually flavoured coffee. I think it's flavoured with 
rat droppings and pimple-squeezings, no matter what the packet says, 
because it truly is disgusting.

"Latte" is short for the Italian "caffè latte", or literally "coffee 
with milk". The latte part means "with milk", not coffee.


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