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comment Does one eat soup or drink soup?
@RegDwigнt In other languages, consuming soup is always used with the verb drink rather than eat; no matter the means of consumption. I believe the question is about what is the "default" verb that should be used in English when consuming soup. I think we can all agree that if you put soup in a cup and drink it, you would be drinking soup. However, when you ask your friend (in English) if he wants to go "drink soup," it sounds silly (to me at least). On the other hand, in other languages, even if a spoon and bowl are used, "drink" is the norm; and "eating soup" would sound silly to them.
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