Culture: Catch my meaning?

By Rotary International From the January 2016 issue of The Rotarian
I don’t remember exactly when the menu at Starbucks started bothering me, but it must have been almost the first time I stepped into one. It wasn’t the range of products or the drinks themselves – which I enjoyed. It was the names of three coffee sizes: tall, grande, and venti, otherwise known as “small, medium, and large.”
For years I engaged in a kind of guerrilla campaign of not using them.
“I’ll take a large, please.”
“Yes, large, thank you.”
This was petty and annoying, I know, but I couldn’t help myself. I wasn’t even sure why it… …read more


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