Milk Survey 7

All my jobs out here have involved one form of coffee-getting or another, and I’ve noticed something while getting a zillion lattes and cappucinos:

Nobody here can agree on what “skim” means. Half the people think (correctly, in my mind) that it means Nonfat. The other half think it means 2%.

I think it might be a regional thing, because most of the people who ask me “do you mean nonfat or 2%?” or make the 2% error are from around here.

So, therefore, I am conducting a survey: When someone says “skim”, what sort of milk are they referring to in your area?

7 thoughts on “Milk Survey

  1. Reply Laz Feb 17,2006 5:23 am

    Skim is nonfat. 2 percent is 2 percent.

    And milk sucks.

  2. Reply Cleo Feb 17,2006 12:36 pm

    Skim is nonfat. And I’m from “around here” (AKA So. Cal). Myself, I grew up in a family of 2% drinkers. Until 1% came along. That was a good day.

  3. Reply Rebecca Feb 17,2006 1:24 pm

    I agree with Laz. 2% is 2%.

    The Cali food thing I’ve noticed is “hamburger” can mean either “hamburger” or “cheeseburger”. I don’t understand. If I wanted cheese, I would have ordered a cheeseburger.

  4. Reply Jon A Feb 17,2006 4:11 pm

    No question, skim is non-fat.

  5. Reply Mark Feb 17,2006 5:32 pm

    How could anyone confuse them?

    And why does everyone dog 2%?

    When I got to college, everyone was morally opposed to 2%. And toppings on their pizza. I figured its typical east coast bias.

    Then again, the California idiots can’t get their milk straight, so what does the West know?

  6. Reply Ellen Feb 17,2006 6:46 pm

    Thank you! Man, I thought I was losing it with all these people thinking skim was 2 percent. I guess the baristas of SoCal are just kind of dumb.

  7. Reply Cameron Feb 18,2006 7:34 am

    If you screw that up, you’re an idiot. In San Francisco “skim” totally means non-fat.

    Another great reason to avoid Southern California entirely!

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