GO! Steal the Coffee

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Clinically Clueless


Caption:  “I know he stole my coffee…”


 How does caffeine effect you?

11 Responses to “GO! Steal the Coffee”

  1. Glitterball Spectacular says:

    Correction CC.

    It should read, “how does caffeine AFFECT you?”

    Effect: Noun
    Affect: Verb

    Tut tut, and this after I provided a comprehensive explanation of the differences of these two words and you subsequently assured me you were just tired and that you did not need a lesson in grammar.


    You sound suspiciously like Fabio Capello…..

    I would say the effect of caffeine on you, CC, is that it affects your ability to distinguish the difference between the words ‘effect’ and ‘affect’.

    • Gareth in China says:

      Game over.

      One more for you – to, too, two.

      This also cropped up in the answer to my post regarding giving up my job to spend time with my family. I think it was timed at about 6 minutes after the post replying to you, giving assurances a grammar lesson was not necessary.

      Now here’s a question to ponder Mr/Ms Spectacular,

      If, as we are assured, one does know the difference between affect and effect and no tuition is needed in terms of grammar, then is it a grammatical error or a spelling mistake?
      (we can disregard ‘typos’ as the keys are far apart and the spelling is consistent)
      Please discuss.

      Hey CC,
      We’re only playing, don’t take us too seriously, you know we love you or we wouldn’t even bother. Keep smiling.

    • Yes, you are correct. My error is due to my background in psychology where affect and effect used in a different context. Thanks for the reminder.
      .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog ..Hidden Pieces infancy =-.

  2. Gareth in China says:

    Right on with the show;

    How does caffeine affect me?

    To be honest I am a bit sceptical about the whole coffee giving a caffeine buzz phenomena.
    I had a filter coffee machine in my office from 2006-2008 and drank about 2 jugs of the stuff a day. There was not any real noticeable effect on me and I only drank it because I quite liked the taste of some Java coffee one of my colleagues had brought me back from regular trips to Indonesia. Once he stopped bringing it, I stopped drinking coffee during the day.
    I also drank a fair amount of coffee when working in Italy some years earlier, having a fair number of espresso or ristretto coffee hits per day. Same thing, no real change in my persona or mood.
    Maybe I haven’t imbibed enough to get enough caffeine to notice, but surely about 10 cups of ristretto should be plenty. I guess maybe I could try those energy drinks that are loaded with caffeine but frankly they taste awful.
    I am still thinking back to the article which identified that in reality most people who really need a coffee in the morning and during the day do so just to feel normal due to a caffeine craving, however, given my experiences I don’t see how that can be as I can’t see how you get enough caffeine from coffee to merit withdrawal symptoms.
    Probably pyschosomatic all in all. If there was enough caffeine to gain a high the British nanny state would have banned it by now.

    • Interesting that you don’t have any symtoms of withdrawl, but maybe you have drank enough to develop an addiction. From my finding via several tests, there is indeed a withdrawl from it. It does have a psychological diagnosis. I know that I and many of my friends develop caffeine withdrawl symptoms. Often, someone has to point it out to us. It is horrible, but I’ve been drinking coffee on a regular basis for thirty years and can go to sleep after one or two cups of full strenght coffee. At one point, I needed half a pot just to start to feel normal.

      What is ristretto? Don’t try the energy drinks…junk and horrible to the body.
      .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog ..Hidden Pieces infancy =-.

      • gareth in china says:

        Ristretto is a vary small, very dark & very strong shot of coffee. In essence try and imagine a double strength Espresso. It is popular in certain circles in Italy and is made in the same way as an Espresso, by pressing the water through the coffee by steam pressure (hence the name Espresso, or so I was told).
        If you had tried one you would not question my exposure to addiction forming levels of caffeine, its almost like crude oil and I was having over 10th per day for weeks at a time whilst based in Turin.

        • Ten per day…you have a high tolerance for caffeine!!! Wow, addicted you should have been. [Yoda, is here] Caffeine really effects people differently. I think that would have been too much for even me. Thank you for the explanation. I’ve heard of it, but never knew a name for it. My understanding of the origin of the word Espresso is the same as yours.
          .-= ClinicallyClueless´s last blog ..Hidden Pieces- My Father =-.

  3. Jim says:

    Stole my coffee CC?

    Almost 1 year ago to the day :

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