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Reading the tea leaves

Posted by ESC on September 10, 2010 at 13:28

In Reply to: Reading the tea leaves posted by Ben Horne on September 10, 2010 at 13:02:

: What is the origin of the expression "reading the tea leaves"?

Tasseography (also known as tasseomancy or tassology) -- divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments. (Source: Wikipedia)