Aren’t ‘venti’ drinks at Starbucks 20 ounces?
If so, well, it works.
But, that aside, it’s hard to find this funny: That barista is using terminology that they’re required to use to keep their job, so good job at playing an asshole customer for a movie/etv scene?
I haven’t seen the movie this is from but I recall another tumblr post about it from a while back
And apparently the male character here is a bad guy and this scene is meant to illustrate that he is a douche — you’re not supposed to be agreeing with him, here, you’re supposed to be sympathising with the poor barista
So, you know, wtg tumblr and all that.
If that’s the case, he hit the mark, because I just feel bad for the barista.
So, here’s the sitch. Yes, venti at Starbucks is venti because— 20 oz! Iced venti are 24oz, but 4 of those oz are ice so again- 20 oz of beverage.
Short, tall, grande are the other sizes. When Starbucks opened, they offered only short (8 oz) and tall 12 oz. Those were, then, a small and large. People wanted more so— grande came along (16 oz) and finally venti, and recently Trenta (for iced coffee and iced tea only- 30 oz)
They never changed the original names in order to keep the culture they had already worked so hard at.
And now you know.
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Dragon Age 2 - Fenris Cosplay by TheIdeaFix, photo by HaJi
What.. what.. that’s.. a cosplay.. WHAT HOLY SHIT
Posts like this bug me a lot.
I understand that the point is to give alternatives to saying the same word over and over, but you’re doing it wrong. The problem with posts like this is that each of the “words for X” offered aren’t really synonyms. They all have different connotations and slightly different meanings and are not interchangeable.
"Eyes" is different from "admires" which is different from "scouts" which is different from "glowers", even if each is a type of "look". Using them interchangeably will make your writing confusing and get the wrong message across.
Learning and getting a feel for the particular implications of each given word is how you create the particular effect you want to communicate in your writing. Throwing out large lists of words that are kind of related and saying they mean the same thing is confusing and unhelpful to amateur and inexperienced writers.
It’s the same thing as saying that “red”, “blue”, “green”, and “yellow” can all be used in place of “color”. It’s technically true; those are all colors, but are you going to call something yellow and red interchangeably because both of them are colors, even if what you as the writer are picturing is a thing that’s green?
Muchly needed this.
Let me explain: So I got this awesome ugly coat at the thrift store and it cost me the $20 I had in my pocket. I felt like Macklemore the whole time. I’m using it for Thorin’s actual costume and also for a few other costumes (using all parts like it’s a buffalo) BUT before I cut it up, I wanted to get some pictures wearing it. So yeah, coat’s already gone, this isn’t for a con, just for fun.
Photos by Selenophobic (the house and bathtub horde belong to her)