While putting sugar in my tea, this thing popped up in my mind that why it was called "tea-spoon" and why not something else. Was it only used to add surge to your cup of "tea"?
BTW, I got this info you might want to know: "A teaspoon is a unit of volume measure equal to 1/3 tablespoon. It is exactly equal to 5 mL. In the USA there are 16 teaspoons in 1/3 cup, and there are 6 teaspoons in 1 fluid ounce. "Teaspoon" may be abbreviated as t (note: lowercase letter t) or tsp."
Do you have any such measurement where you are from?
Wish you all have an pulchritudinous day!:D
Interesting topic, so I looked up the etymology (origin) of the term "teaspoon".
Here is the result of my extensive research:
teaspoon (origin) = tea + spoon
Now that we're better informed, let me add this (from Wikipedia):
1600s: The word teaspoon was originally used as an unofficial but once widely used unit of Apothecaries' measure.
The apothecaries' system or apothecaries' weights and measures is a historical system of mass and volume units that were used by physicians and apothecaries for medical recipes, and also sometimes by scientists.
As for this beautiful word "pulchritudinous", I have only one question. Where the ____ did you ever come across this word? :)
Heaping teaspoon image:
Richard, thank you very much for your extensive research and interesting info:)
I was wandering in the vast world of internet and stumbled on this beautiful word--pulchritudinous:)