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Why do you 'take' tea?


Why do you "take soup", not drink it or eat it?
Peter, Ruislip
(James O'Brien: I've never heard of anyone "taking soup" before, but I have heard taking tea.)


** Definitive **
Name: John
Qualification: Train silver service waiters
Answer: It's an abbreviation of the word partaking. So you are partaking in soup. It's from when something is an extra part to the meal - "Is Sir taking soup" or "taking tea"?

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