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I grew up in Canada so everything had english and french labels. "Best Before/Meilleur Avant" was printed on milk cartons next to the best before date. I always thought that Meilleur Avant was some kind of new and superiour milk and that the milk that we drank used to be the best until Meilleur Avant was produced. I always looked for it when when we went shopping but never found the new improved milk.
My grandfather was from Sweden, and some English words were hard for him to understand. So he called skim milk "skinny milk." When I was younger I thought that "skinny milk" would make you lose weight (I was a pudgy child) so I once drank nearly a half gallon and was disappointed the next day to find out that I had not lost any weight!
I thought that men drank their coffee black and women drank their coffee with milk. When I saw my Army Major Uncle drink coffee with milk, I could not believe that he drank like a woman.
I used to drink a lot of milk because i thought that you had to fill up your breast with milk to make them bigger
my mom has it recorded on a tape - i used to think milk chocolate came from chocolate cows. you fed cows a lot of chocolate then they spouted chocolate milk.
I used to think that if a cow mooed while having the milk extracted from it the noise would be stored in the carton of milk. When the unsuspecting customer opened his newly bought carton of milk, the noise would erupt out of it and transport the cow into the room through the carton. I was always afraid of opening the new milk just in case...
Next time, be careful. It could happen to YOU!
I though that skim milk was really 'skin' milk and I thought it was made from skin so I would never drink it. I beleived it until I could actually read the carton.
When I was little, I asked my mom how ice cream was made. She told me that it was made by putting a cow in a big freezer. She also told me that chocolate milk came from brown cows, regular milk came from white cows, and strawberry milk came from pink cows.
I believed this until I was 12 years old, because people at school laughed at me when I told them how ice cream was made.
I used to think that milking cows meant pouring milk over their backsides. After all, watering the garden means pouring water all over it. When we were on a country walk once, we saw some cows in a field and I asked my Mum if they wanted some milk. To which she answered that they had plenty of milk and wanted it taken out now. Thus, I associated cows with milk but didn’t think milk came from cows: I just thought it was a natural substance just like water.
I knew that you could milk cows but not bulls. The first time I knowingly saw bulls they were black all over. I associated white with milk, so I thought that was how you could identify bulls.
Similarly, I have heard of small children who think that if white cows give milk, brown cows give chocolate.
I used to think that if you drank too much milk and had a nosebleed, your blood would be white.
When I was young I thought that drinking milk made you grow a moustache. This is because my dad mentioned my 'moustache' when I had milk round my mouth when I was little. It didn't stop me drinking milk though, in fact I still have a glass every night before bed. I am female and nearly 30, so I'd better watch out for that moustache thing.
I used to belive that homo milk was from gay (homosexual) cows
When I was younger I was always told that milk is very good for my teeth. So I'd drink a lot of fresh milk, but not in the usual way.......I used to take a sip then swish it around my mouth like mouthwash, making sure to reach every little bit of my mouth. Then when it was warm , I'd swallow it. I thought that this was the only way my teeth could get the "goodness" from the milk! The milk came straight from the fridge too, so I'd always get a brain freeze!!! DOH! :-)
One time I was waiting at the doctor's office with my mum and I saw an old lady with a very bent back. I asked my mum what happened to her, and she said, "She didn't drink her milk." After that, I thought that I had to drink a lot of milk, other wise I would get osteoporosis. I always had to have at least five glasses a day, or I would panic and start looking at my back in the mirror to see if if was okay.
My 6 year old sister believes that cows pee milk and I asked her why she thinks that, and she says
'Duh, where else would it come from?'
I didn't believe that a cow's milk and the milk in the fridge were at all related!
I used to believe whenever you drank milk, the milk would wash over your bones and which would absorb the good stuff in milk, and that's how you'd grow up big and strong.
When I was young, and until today, my mom was quite a prude, and I guess didn't want to tell me where milk came from, so somehow, from whatever she said, I thought it was cow urine!.
My half-brother told me that the last quater inch or so in the milk container was actually cottage cheese. I hated cottage cheese and still grimace when drinking the last of the milk.
I used to believe that milk only came from cows.