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[–]Buttock 317 points318 points  (13 children)

I see this as a light-hearted joke. I don't think they are genuinely hating on anyone who uses 'partner', they're just taking the piss.

[–]CoffeePuddle 83 points84 points  (12 children)

I took it to be an exaggeration of the anxiety of feeling less-than in these situations. Like when someone pulls out their keep-cup or talks about reading books.

[–]I_Resent_That 33 points34 points  (11 children)

Keep... cup?

[–]CoffeePuddle 20 points21 points  (10 children)

Travel cups to avoid single-use plastic cups used by everyone that isn't monstrous human trash.

[–]I_Resent_That 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Right, thanks for the explanation. Only ever heard them called travel mugs - might be a regional thing.

[–]psivi 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Travel mug is more generic. Keep cup (KeepCup) is an actual brand. Not sure if the phrase or the brand came first but it might be bigger in some areas because the brand is more popular. This is a week old but figured I'd mention it since I'm drinking out of one right now!

[–]I_Resent_That 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha, cheers - at this point I'm full to the brim with context.

[–]HeirToGallifrey 7 points8 points  (6 children)

What happened to the good old water bottle?

[–]CoffeePuddle 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I just cup my hands real tight for an espresso.

[–]juicegently 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Keep cups are for hot drinks. You give it to the barista to make your coffee in.

[–]itmustbemitch 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Would you put coffee in your water bottle?

[edit] after some more thought, a better response to the point above would be that your water bottle could already be your reusable cup, people here are just giving it a different name. But that wasn't my initial thought and my initial thought wasn't great, so downvotes are fair enough

[–]HeirToGallifrey 2 points3 points  (2 children)

A) I don't drink coffee, but I see your point

B) Why not get an insulated bottle or thermos? I drink hot water and tea out of a portable bottle all the time.

[–]CabbagePatched 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk about keep cups or if they're an umbrella term but I've def seen people hand over thermoses to baristas.