bear wrote: Pat Dodson wrote:
Amused to see this sign in a well known Coffee House:
"Our baristas handcraft every coffee"
Language evolving or degraded?
How do they do that?
A definition of handcraft is
› a skilled activity in which something is made in a traditional way with the hands rather than being produced by machines in a factory,
Well the Coffee House isn't a factory and although there is a machine which runs boiling water through ground coffee, I suppose it isn't automated but a person loads it and presses buttons and pours milk etc.
The question I guess is how skilled is that? (Definitions of "skilled" lead to definitions of "specialised" and "expert" and on and on.) I want say - "not very" but perhaps I'm mean?