I just learned at http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/2011/12/redundant-phrases/ that Chai actually means “tea,” so when you order Chai Tea, you are actually saying “tea tea.” Ditto with Pizza Pie, which I also didn’t know. My question is, how then, do I order Chai Tea without being redundant? I don’t want just plain old Lipton’s–I want that creamy stuff with all the yummy spices. And no one will know that unless I tell them I want Chai tea. Right? Maybe we just need to drop the “tea” part and call it Chai? That’s what we do with Pizza, at least in our area. I don’t know anyone who says pizza pie. Sounds totally weird to me.
Did you know these things were redundant and repetitious? I didn’t. I learn something every day.
Every single day. It’s like déjà vu all over again.