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Mauer: I Was Moved to First Base Because of My Stance on Milk - Twinkie Town

Does anyone like skim milk?

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:07 PM | 185 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:14 PM (#4629190)
Interesting fact, Jesus said NOTHING about milk in his gospels.
   2. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:20 PM (#4629202)
There's only one thing I hate more than lying: Skim milk. Which is water that's lying about being milk.
   3. The District Attorney Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:21 PM (#4629203)
I must have missed something here.
   4. LargeBill Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:22 PM (#4629205)
Does anyone like skim milk?


No. Next question?
   5. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:24 PM (#4629208)
I must have missed something here.

It's a terribly unfunny reference to an article Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wrote yesterday explaining how he lost his job due to his gay rights advocacy.

Deadspin: I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4629217)
Does anyone like skim milk?


I do. I was raised drinking it so it tastes normal to me. Whole milk has the texture of yogurt.
   7. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:32 PM (#4629218)
Like diet soda, once you go to skim, you can never go back. Even one percent tastes incredibly rich to me now.
   8. Chicago Joe Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:35 PM (#4629222)
It was a decent film, nothing earthshattering.
   9. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:36 PM (#4629224)
God hates homo





milk.
   10. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:37 PM (#4629225)
7: Yup.
   11. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:51 PM (#4629241)
Does anyone like skim milk?


I call it skim water. So, no.
   12. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:52 PM (#4629242)
I've tried diet soda. "Soda" is not the proper moniker for whatever that substance is. The flavor has no relation to regular soda.
   13. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 02:59 PM (#4629247)
When I was a kid, I thought the stuff was called skin milk, & the very thought horrified me.

As an adult, though, I co-sign #7. Or would if I didn't use only soymilk these days, dating back to the mid-'90s.
   14. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:02 PM (#4629250)
If you go skim, and I mean commit long enough to get over the initial shock, you will never go back.
   15. dr. scott Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4629253)
So do people past college age with no kids still drink milk (apart from coffee cereal)? Honest question. I only drink water and beer/ocassional other alcohol as I refuse to get calories from other beverages, so Im guessing my drinking habits are not normal.

When I did drink milk, however, I agree.. no skim milk, or grey water, as I called it.
   16. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4629254)
I'm confused as to why adults would drink milk. It's ghastly stuff, when drank straight.

Edit: Coke to dr. scott. I don't think I've had a glass of milk since I was about 5.
   17. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4629257)
So do people past college age with no kids still drink milk (apart from coffee cereal)?


I very rarely drink it and I am 45. I had some last nite for some reason, though. My wife bought a quart for mac and cheese. She also bought cookies, so I went back in time and had some milk & cookies for the first time in ages.
   18. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4629258)
i remember one of the first visits to the farm by the one daughter in law, city girl all the way, and since they arrived after a long drive a bit after lunch the mrs fixed them something to eat. when my son said he would have milk with lunch she thought that was a good idea and the look on her face after the first sip was funny. not just whole milk mind you. good jersey milk. the good stuff. butterfat content that would have you health nuts here crying for mercy.

now she goes every few months to some special grocery store that has bottled jersey milk so she can live a little

   19. GGC don't think it can get longer than a novella Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:09 PM (#4629260)
Der K thinks he = thread death. Heh, I bet that I killed that Chass thread.
   20. AuntBea Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:14 PM (#4629265)
I drink a fair amount of milk, and so does my wife (we have no kids, and are way past college), primarily because milk is a great/cheap source of protein and calcium, and some people actually think it tastes good. In fact, the only liquids I ever drink are milk and water, (with the occasional alcoholic beverage of course).
   21. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4629266)
28 with no kids. I never drink milk.
   22. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4629267)
I've tried diet soda. "Soda" is not the proper moniker for whatever that substance is. The flavor has no relation to regular soda.

Soda isn't the proper moniker at all!

I did an online dialect survey the other day, asking you how you pronounce various words and then giving you a heat map for your dialect area. I was shocked that there is apparently only some parts of Chicago that call soft drinks "pop" (which is as far as I know the universal name for it in Canada). You Americans are such an odd bunch.
   23. madvillain Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:17 PM (#4629270)
30, no kids -- milk sucks. If I want whey protein I'll eat cheese, yogurt or make a protein powder shake. Milk is only good with cookies, but since I'm prone to eating an entire box if I have them around I never have them around, and thus no milk either.
   24. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4629275)
Drank milk regularly through college. Still drink it occasionally. I like it.

   25. Swoboda is freedom Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4629276)
I can imagine why his hitting has slipped a little. His batting stance is on milk. Must be tough to get footing and rotate properly.
   26. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4629280)
there is apparently only some parts of Chicago that call soft drinks "pop" (which is as far as I know the universal name for it in Canada).

actually, most of Wisconsin refers to soda as 'pop'

Wisconsinites also refer to a drinking fountain as a 'bubbler'
   27. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:27 PM (#4629285)
it was "pop" in Ohio-I only heard it referred to as "soda" when I moved to the east coast
   28. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:28 PM (#4629286)
Actually, my wife and I made gingerbread cookies for Christmas, and halfway through one I realized that they would go absolutely perfect with a cold glass of milk, so I picked some up. Probably my first glass in 5 years.
   29. BDC Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:30 PM (#4629290)
most of Wisconsin refers to soda as 'pop'

Michigan is the same. A lot of northern US dialects have more special features in common with Canada than with far-flung parts of the US, unsurprisingly.
   30. Ray (RDP) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4629293)
I grew up drinking milk. Rarely drink it straight now but only because it's a lot of calories. I love it, though. I get milk through lattes these days.
   31. Ron J2 Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:36 PM (#4629304)
I don't think I've had a glass of milk since I was about 5.


Really? No cookies since then? I still (very) occasionally have some milk -- strictly for dunking cookies in.
   32. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:38 PM (#4629308)
I did an online dialect survey the other day, asking you how you pronounce various words and then giving you a heat map for your dialect area. I was shocked that there is apparently only some parts of Chicago that call soft drinks "pop" (which is as far as I know the universal name for it in Canada). You Americans are such an odd bunch.


I took that survey (assuming it's the same one; sound like it) a week or so ago & got a pretty solid result -- it placed me in a triangle bordered by Montgomery (where I've lived for the last dozen years), Birmingham & Jackson, Miss.

I've basically lived here, extreme SW Arkansas & Little Rock; I'm not sure what sort of answers would've put me on the other side of the Mississippi, which of course is where I'm from. (The ability to read & respond to the survey probably means the Ark-La-Tex is out.)

   33. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4629311)
Growing up, I heard "pop" only from black friends who had relatives who'd moved to the Detroit area & corrupted their Southern cousins' vocabulary with their heathen word choices.

Down here, it's coke, period.
   34. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4629312)
Western Pennsylvania drinks pop instead of soda. I drink milk only if I have some around from cooking.
   35. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4629314)
I used to drink juices and various sweet drinks fairly often. But in the past 5-6 years I just find them overwhelmingly sweet. I have had a craving for something a bit creamier in the past years, and may be moving slowly towards milk. My parents have drunk milk their entirely lives, roughly a glass a day, so it's always been there as an option. Just never developed a taste I guess.

I do drink gallons upon gallons of water, probably 95% of the non-alcoholic liquids I drink. Though oddly enough after I moved back to Canada from the UK I've been drinking quite a bit of tea.
   36. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:41 PM (#4629315)
Western Pennsylvania calls it 'pop'. Far as I can tell most of the South still calls it 'Coke', even if it's Pepsi or 7-up or whatever.

I love chocolate milk but never drink milk straight. I'm also the sort that never drinks anything but water and an occasional glass of wine with a big meal. I much prefer to reserve precious calories for delicious slightly cooked animal flesh.

Edit: Pops to gef and Rennie.
   37. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4629317)
Milk is wonderful with tortilla chips and hot salsa. As Ray notes the calories are a bit much but it's a nice little treat for myself once in awhile.
   38. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4629318)
Hmm, so it sounds like this online dialect survey was lying to me. Plenty of you Americans are normal enough!

Also, I have experimented with banana flavoured milk, without too many untoward consequences.

EDIT: Also I had some horchata a few weeks ago, which was just about the most refreshingly delicious thing I've ever put down my throat.
   39. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:42 PM (#4629320)
Really? No cookies since then?

Lots of cookies. No milk (outside of coffee, ice cream, etc.)
   40. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4629322)
As a native New Yorker, I knew it as soda. I thought pop was some kind of drink you purchased at a drug store - in the 1950s.

I was surprised to find that the name of choice in the Midwest.
   41. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4629323)
Obligatory. (I've seen different versions, but this is the first Google result.)
   42. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:44 PM (#4629324)
greg

have you tried coconut milk?
   43. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:45 PM (#4629325)
just about the most refreshingly delicious thing I've ever put down my throat.


Must.

Not.

Comment.
   44. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4629327)
Obligatory. (I've seen different versions, but this is the first Google result.)

I always think maps like that would be more informative if they included Canada as well. But then I remember that would reveal Quebec's disturbing soft drink preferences to the world...and frankly, those poor guys have it rough enough already.
   45. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4629328)
I get milk through lattes these days.


Same here, except that as noted the milk is soy & the lattes are iced.
   46. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4629333)
I always think maps like that would be more informative if they included Canada as well. But then I remember that would reveal Quebec's disturbing soft drink preferences to the world...and frankly, those poor guys have it rough enough already.


Here's a table breaking down Canada's responses. "Other" carries the day for Quebec, but no other info beyond that is provided.
   47. BDC Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4629335)
I took that survey (assuming it's the same one; sound like it) a week or so ago & got a pretty solid result

Dialect surveys are very interesting: I use them with my English-language class. I have lived in several different parts of the US, but the surveys usually put me unambiguously in Chicago. I only lived there till I was seven, but the words you acquire young are hard to shake. (And of course I continued to hear "Chicago" spoken at home till I moved out in my late teens.)

   48. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:51 PM (#4629336)
greg

have you tried coconut milk?

Yeah! I'm definitely a fan. I also like to use it liberally in curries. Those thick aloe-based drinks can be good too, though I'm still getting used to the chunks of stuff in it.

One of my proudest conquests was finally being able to enjoy a drink my local Vietnamese restaurant serves, a Iced Pickled Lemon, which is essentially water and sugar with a pickled lemon that looks suspiciously like yak nose-hair thrown in. Took me 4 or 5 times to drink it without gagging, but I'm at the point now where it's actually pleasant.

Next on the list is being able to drink a durian shake without dying.
   49. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:53 PM (#4629338)
Here's a table breaking down Canada's responses. "Other" carries the day for Quebec, but no other info beyond that is provided.

They mostly drink Pepsi...unless St. Hubert's gravy counts as a soft drink.
   50. zonk Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:55 PM (#4629343)
I used to be steadfastly in the anti-skim camp. Complain to my dad when he bought it. When he came to visit, I'd have skim in the fridge, but hide it behind a gallon of whole milk.

However, I've recently been dating a vegan (health and diet reasons not tsk tsk reasons) and I have to admit that I've have really, really grown to like almond milk... I mean a lot... it makes an absolutely dynamite white russian and I also prefer it to milk of any kind in my coffee and cereal.

In the cosmic scheme of things, I'm pretty sure this makes me something not good.... but mmmmmm... vanilla almond milk? Delightful.
   51. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 03:57 PM (#4629346)
Thai iced tea is the nectar of the gods. I presume the coffee version is just as good, if not better.

Otherwise, about the only thing I drink other than a morning frappucino is decaf iced green tea. If I'm out, I'll generally get lemonade or regular iced tea (as noted, can't drink anything carbonated anymore), if they're included in the price of a meal. If not, water.
   52. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4629349)
I have to admit that I've have really, really grown to like almond milk... I mean a lot...


I picked up a half-gallon of almond milk about a month ago for making my frappucinos, & it was perfectly OK, but at this late date I far more prefer soymilk, simply because that's what I'm used to. Shouldn't make a difference, I'm sure, but it did to me.
   53. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:00 PM (#4629350)
iced green tea

An iced green tea once saved my life in Florence.

And second the almond milk love.

I suppose I could just save everyone a lot of time in these food and drink threads and say I really love everything. Or if I don't I work out a system where I come back to it every 2-3 years to see if I've stopped hating it. Had about 8 aborted attempts with coffee, but I'm sure one day I'll like it.
   54. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM (#4629352)
water, green tea, almond milk

sometimes i miss the old days when you could toss out a manhood questioning slur without concern of repercussions
   55. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4629358)
sometimes i miss the old days when you could toss out a manhood questioning slur without concern of repercussions

I'm also partial to buttermilk, is that one manly?

Or V8! V8's gotta be right?

That is actually interesting though, I was just bragging to a clearly uninterested friend that my thesis covers 17th century manhood from all angles...but I honestly don't really know what was a manly food or drink. It was a bit before the days of the manly English beefsteak, or the ruinous and emasculating properties of gin (luckily that silly fallacy didn't survive in the 20th century).
   56. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:11 PM (#4629364)
I'm also partial to buttermilk, is that one manly?


I've never actually had the nerve to try that.

Sure makes for good pancakes & biscuits, though.

At the same time, the best biscuits I ever had in my life, circa 1992 at some motel restaurant outside Dallas, featured beer in the batter.
   57. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:14 PM (#4629366)
i took that dialect test about 12 times until i found out what the majority answers were and i can tell you that didn't nobody never talk to no houstonians, especially 5th ward houstonians
they had majority answers that were most positively wrong
we call "subway sandwiches" a po boy
we call large trucks that haul freight a "semi" or "semi-truck" not a tractor trailor (i never even HEARD of that word)
we call them big ol roads with a lot of lanes we drive on "freeway" as in north freeway, southwest freeway, eastex freeway, not whatever it is i forget the "right answer" is

we don't HAVE drive through likker stores, so they ain't got no names. ah never heard of a beer barn

those barriers they got in the middle of multi lane streets are called concrete. or turning lanes.

oh yeah - and they are completely full of shtt about service roads/access roads. in harris county, liberty county, montgomery county and galveston county, they are ALL called "feeder" roads

"pop" is your male parent, if you are like a member of the swingin 60s gen

that test put me in nawf carlina or alabama, where ah nevah bin.

at least it wasn't oklahoma
   58. winnipegwhip Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:16 PM (#4629368)
I read the edited headline on BTF and thought he was talking about Harvey Milk?
   59. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:17 PM (#4629370)
Interesting, BBC. I use the term "freeway" (& answered the survey accordingly), but offhand I don't think most people around here or back home do. Not sure where I picked it up.
   60. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:19 PM (#4629374)
i hardly know anyone past age 2 who drinks milk (except in cereal) - it's SODA or COKE or gatorde or juice all day. no wonder we all got no vit D. me i LOVE the stuff especially that jersey milk. so does #3 son, but he gets only 1% because he is a Gray. Husband and twins are very allergic to milk protein so husband gets 2 calcium chews a day and boys get a calcium chew and ricemilk (which is just as disGUSting as skim)
   61. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:27 PM (#4629383)
An iced green tea once saved my life in Florence.


Note to self: Revamp lyrics to "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life."
   62. Jim Overmyer Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:28 PM (#4629387)
"Pop" in Indiana too, in lieu of "soda", to fill out the Midwestern survey.

   63. bobm Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:33 PM (#4629390)
Maybe Mauer was afraid they would put him out to Pasteur. :-)
   64. Esoteric Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:38 PM (#4629398)
I took that survey (assuming it's the same one; sound like it) a week or so ago & got a pretty solid result -- it placed me in a triangle bordered by Montgomery (where I've lived for the last dozen years), Birmingham & Jackson, Miss.
It's the New York Times dialect survey you're talking about, I'm assuming, and it was scarily accurate for both me and Mrsoteric. It placed me in a tiny zone between Potomac, MD, Arlington, VA, and Washington, DC, which is hilariously dead-on. (Born in Washington, DC, raised in Potomac, MD.) It put Mrsoteric solidly in the NW suburbs of Chicago (she's from Barrington/Hoffman Estates, IL). And it correctly ID'ed Mrsoteric's dad as a NYC boy (grew up in Manhattan) and her mom as being from SW Ohio (she's from Dayton). Pretty impressive.

Apparently my use of the term "yard sale" (as opposed to "garage sale," etc.) was one of the big 'tells' for me. Another one was calling a drive-through liquor store a "brew thru."

Incidentally, Mrsoteric has always referred to it as "pop," which I find rather cute. Me, I've always called it "soda."

Another cute one that was a surprise to me: she called the little bugs that roll into a ball when you touch them "roly-polys." Those are potato bugs, woman!
   65. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:42 PM (#4629399)
Maybe Mauer was afraid they would put him out to Pasteur. :-)


Take it to an A-Rod thread.
   66. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4629400)
yes it was the NYT dialect survey and i got this feeling they didn't bother to check out any areas west of the mississippi. they were seriously dead wrong about too many things

i got a couple of people i know to take it and they also got put into mississippi or something like that where they never been. one grrl was put in kentucky or something weird where SHE never been
   67. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:43 PM (#4629401)
Another one was calling a drive-through liquor store a "brew thru."


Like BBC, I've never encountered one of those, so I have no term for it. Hell, the county I grew up in, & the one next door where I went to college, were & still are dry. There were drive-through daiquiri stands in nearby northern Lousiana parishes, & we had those in the New Orleans area as well, but I don't know if their wares included anything but already-mixed drinks. And I think those establishments were just called "drive-through daiquiri stands"; I come from a very unimaginative people, apparently.
   68. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4629402)
The NYTimes survey did correctly place me in Minneapolis--which is where I live--but I wasn't quite sure what it was trying to do. I spent the first 75% of my life in North Dakota--I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be the "right" answer or not.
   69. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4629404)
davo

Minnesota/north Dakota. whichever.................
   70. Esoteric Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:46 PM (#4629405)
The NYTimes survey did correctly place me in Minneapolis--which is where I live--but I wasn't quite sure what it was trying to do. I spent the first 75% of my life in North Dakota--I wasn't sure if that was supposed to be the "right" answer or not.
I would reckon that North Dakota and Minnesota proper (as opposed to, perhaps, the Twin Cities) are extremely close in terms of their regional dialects. Sure seemed that way to me (spent a ton of time in MSP and got out to ND a couple times in the process).
   71. jmurph Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:47 PM (#4629408)
The "brew thru" thing isn't really a question of preference for anyone who has spent time in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, because there is a chain of drive-throughs actually called "Brew Thru." So I was like, I call a Brew Thru a Brew Thru, because that's the name of the store.

EDIT: That chain may spread into Virginia, too? I can't remember.
   72. Esoteric Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:50 PM (#4629409)
Like BBC, I've never encountered one of those, so I have no term for it.
They don't actually have them in Maryland (where I grew up), but they did in Virginia, so I'm aware of them from the cross-border influence of Northern Virginia, which was literally a ten minute drive from my house.
   73. McCoy Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:51 PM (#4629413)
The dialect map thinks I grew up in either Buffalo, Rochester, or Newark. Um, no.
   74. Cabbage Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:01 PM (#4629418)
I know a med school student who goes through nearly a gallon of skim milk per day. I am not exaggerating.
   75. Shibal Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:05 PM (#4629423)
I picked up a half-gallon of almond milk about a month ago for making my frappucinos, & it was perfectly OK, but at this late date I far more prefer soymilk, simply because that's what I'm used to. Shouldn't make a difference, I'm sure, but it did to me.


I started drinking almond milk a few months ago, great stuff. Doesn't really taste like milk, bit sweeter flavor to it. No aftertaste to it like Soy milk either
   76. Greg K Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4629425)
we call large trucks that haul freight a "semi" or "semi-truck" not a tractor trailor (i never even HEARD of that word)

I had difficulty with that one because I've heard just about all of them growing up. I really can't pick just one. We used to call them mack trucks a lot...but that's just a model of truck isn't it?
   77. STEAGLES is all out of bubblegum Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:09 PM (#4629426)
does anyone else do any flavor tripping? i saw stephen fry present it on QI a little while ago, and i've done it a few times myself now, and i'd have to recommend it. it's about a dollar a tablet, but i have never had a better blueberry or a better strawberry or a better apple or orange or lemon (yeah, really, it's amazing) than when i was doing it.
   78. jmurph Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:16 PM (#4629434)
We used to call them mack trucks a lot...but that's just a model of truck isn't it?


Ditto as a kid in Maine (the Canada of the lower 48)
   79. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:41 PM (#4629457)
Heh, I bet that I killed that Chass thread.

I'm not sure that I ever clicked on it - what was it about?

I like milk, but generally avoid drinking calories. Though I do drink an INSANE amount of diet soda, which I infrequently call pop in explicit tribute to my Midwestern roots.

The NYT dialect map did a less than stellar job guessing my places of origin. Takes and re-takes (questions change) seem to center on Fresno and Oklahoma City, neither a place I've ever been. Maybe I moved around too much as a kid to get coherent regionalisms - or maybe I watched enough TV so as to wash out a discernible pattern? OTOH, I think I've had good luck with other questions, other maps.

What made it trickier was things like: I use semi and tractor trailor (RIP Robert T.) somewhat interchangeably, but I have to pick one choice here. (Like Greg) Or: what do I call a drive through liquor store? A drive through liquor store.

Flavor tripping?
   80. Yardape Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:54 PM (#4629465)
that test put me in nawf carlina or alabama, where ah nevah bin.


I had a bunch of friends on Facebook post the quiz saying how accurate it was. So I took it and it put me somewhere near Omaha...which I have never been within 100 miles of. Like Greg, I couldn't decide whether I called it a semi, a tractor-trailer or what. I think there were a few other questions like that, where I started thinking "what do I say?" Maybe I was thinking too much.
   81. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:55 PM (#4629468)
Flavor tripping?


That was my response as well; STEAGLES' link takes me to a product with which I'm utterly unfamiliar. At $1 a tablet, it better not only enhance the flavor but peel the fruit & dispose of whatever's left.
   82. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:01 PM (#4629472)
waaal
ah keep takin and retakin that there stupid dialect quiz and ah FINALLY got some kind of combo that got houston as one of the answers - virginia beach and santa rosa, cal were the 2 others
and mind
this is with me puttin down answers ah KNOW are wrong, just to see if ah could evah get yewstin as at least ONE answer

(we do NOT call semis "18 wheelers" in this here town and we do NOT have no "verge" on our streets)
   83. Bob Meta-Meusel Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:14 PM (#4629487)
I'm 41 and my drinking splits at about 85% Coke, 10% Whole Milk, and 5% Beer/other alcoholic beverage.

Generally, my milk drinking happens either as:
1) A glass before I go to bed.
2) If I have heartburn.
3) If I'm particularly hot, sweaty, and thirsty.

Generally speaking I like the taste and find it very soothing/refreshing.
   84. God Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:19 PM (#4629490)
YMMV, but I also live in Texas and the NYT survey nailed my hometown on the first try. I had my mother and brother take it too and it was creepily accurate.
   85. Blastin Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:20 PM (#4629492)
Almond Chocolate milk after a long run.

Otherwise, water most of the time, gatorade before/during runs, alcohol if I am so inclined. Dassit.

Cut out soda in 2010, and while there were other changes to my diet, that was definitely the single biggest factor in my losing a bunch of weight, and I didn't miss it that much once I simply stopped buying it.
   86. Dr. Vaux Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:32 PM (#4629505)
The test was very accurate for me. I've moved around a lot, but it has me in Michigan/Western New York (which have largely the same dialect), where I had my more formative linguistic experiences. Several friends and family members of mine got accurate results, too (in their cases, either Michigan/Western New York or Washington, D.C.).

It may well be that the sampling was much more accurate for some geographic areas than others, though when I intentionally tried to get places in the south and west, I was able to do so. I couldn't get California. I didn't try to get Texas.
   87. Shoebo Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:40 PM (#4629509)
Beverages in order of volume consumed on a weekly basis

Water
Coffee
Milk (in my coffee and cereal)
Red Wine (debating whether to switch Milk and Wine in the order here)
Tea
Beer
Soda

Beer used to be up somewhere between Water and the intro to my post, but since I started watching my weight, not so much. The only time I drink Soda is sometimes when I eat Pizza at work or eat Fast Food, like McDonalds or KFC, which isn't often. Pizza at home consumed with either Water or Wine.
   88. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 03, 2014 at 07:57 PM (#4629547)
The Times quiz is deepest red somewhere around Harrisburg/Gettysburg, Pa., which is pretty good because my life has been lived in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington.
   89. Lassus Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:06 PM (#4629551)
I'm confused as to why adults would drink milk. It's ghastly stuff, when drank straight.

This is true more about beer than anything else that has ever existed, so.
   90. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4629552)
God

just out of curiousity, do you live anywheres near houston?

do you call it a po boy or a sub?
do you call it a semi or something else
do you say aunt, ant or both?
is it a freeway or something else?
   91. base ball chick Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:10 PM (#4629553)
agree with lassus
it's good for steaming hotdogs and puttin in chili and that is about it
   92. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:12 PM (#4629554)
The test nailed me: Yonkers (half of my childhood was in the Hudson Highlands of New York); Philadelphia (most of the other half was in Montgomery County, PA); Baltimore (went to school in Gettysburg).

I'm slightly allergic to milk, makes me flemmy, haven't drank it since ~age 8. Today I also conserve bev calories and avoid caffeine. I ought to own stock in Polar Seltzer. Love the seasonal flavors and can't get enough of the Fudge Cheesecake one. Might as well have an IV.
   93. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:14 PM (#4629555)
Grew up on 2% milk. On occasion my mom would have some leftover half and half from baking, and we'd put it in our cereal as a treat.

When I got to college, I decided to try skim. It tasted like water, but I stuck with it. After a week or two, I had been completely adjusted and only drank skim from them on. Now when I have 2% it tastes like cream. If anyone still likes milk, but is worried about calories, try skim for 2 weeks.

Of course, I don't drink much milk any more. I have 4 kids at home, so it's always around. I used to drink about 10 diet cokes a day. About 3 months ago I quit cold turkey and am strictly water now. Surprisingly, I have noticed zero difference. No caffeine withdrawal headaches, no sleepiness. No positive effects, either, though.
   94. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:17 PM (#4629557)
Also, Mrs. Chaleeko and I have an ongoing, low-simmering pronunciation war over coupon. Which is correctly pronounced coo-pon, of course, not cue-pon.... She's from CT, and they do things different there. :)
   95. Bitter Calculus Instructor Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:20 PM (#4629560)
I'm 25 years old, no kids and drink lots of milk. 3 glasses per day give or take, exclusively non-fat. I also got all California cities on the NYT quiz, two very close to where I'm from.
   96. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:37 PM (#4629569)
Wow, the "you say soda, I say pop" conversation? When did I stumble back into a dorm mixer from freshman year orientation?
   97. depletion Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:39 PM (#4629571)
I woke up. Man was I beat.
Went to the kitchen for something to eat.
Opened up the fridge and to my dismay
There was no milk. My mother will pay.

I want some milk! My coffee grows cold!
I want some milk! I should have been told!

I'll just have wheat thins and beer.
If I get sick the toilet is near.

- Stormtroopers of Death -
   98. The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB) Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:44 PM (#4629575)
Soggies suck

I was sitting up at night
I was feeling so uptight
I was just ####### around
There was something dragging me down

Thinking of a bite to eat
Thought this would be really neat
Cheerios are stale that's beat
But Captain Crunch is fun to eat

Captain Crunch, Captan Crunch
He's inviting you to munch
Captain Crunch, Captain Crunch
Munch a bunch a munch a munch

#### my brain

Scoffing down this yellow wheat
Is making me feel kind of beat
My head is spinning round and round
Now my teeth are turning brown

My face is starting to come apart
From this overdose of starch
I really wish mom wasn't here
I'll have another box of beer

Captain Crunch, Captain Crunch
He's inviting you to munch
Captain Crunch, Captain Crunch
Munch a bunch a munch a munch

M.O.D.
   99. boteman digs the circuit clout Posted: January 03, 2014 at 08:47 PM (#4629578)
I'm still trying to figure out what "drinking milk straight" means? Do some people enjoy a tall glass of milk on the rocks or sumpin??? With a big fat olive??? Or like Harvey's W. with a shot of gin???
   100. bookbook Posted: January 03, 2014 at 09:03 PM (#4629586)
"primarily because milk is a great/cheap source of protein and calcium, and some people actually think it tastes good"

Live everything nutritional, our understanding is so very limited.

Societies with the highest milk consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis and other diseases of "calcium deficiency". Is that because they have traditionally been the areas with the least access to natural vitamin D from the sun? Because the acidity of the milk protein leaches as much or more calcium from the bones as the milk provides? Just coincidence? Some other completely unrelated factor?

I don't think we truly know. A strong sabremetric analysis might do a world of good.

(Milk is cheap in part because of the structure of US farm subsidies, which favor milk, meat, and corn/wheat at the expense of vegetables and fruits)
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