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A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States - A87920535
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

I couldn't stand it. The sight of white supremacists boasting about their milk-drinking prowess provoked me to write this guide entry.

I didn't manage to work in the Barbie 'Got Milk' costume. Do google 'Barbie Got Milk'. The costume is worth the trip.

Anyway, this is more than you ever wanted to know on this subject unless you are a dairy farmer. I hope it's entertaining.

Full disclosure: I am lactose intolerant, and can't drink whole milk, but love cheese.

smiley - dragon


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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SashaQ - happysad

Thank you for this Entry - this topic has long been a gap in the Guide and you've tackled it in style smiley - ok Great introductory paragraphs - superb linkage to other Guide Entries smiley - ok

I found the first youtube video a bit strange - sort of inverse automatic subtitles, that the text came first and then the audio was added, and it doesn't appear to be totally linked to its own title... I like how it is just reporting the news, though.

Love that heading 'Moo' smiley - laughsmiley - ok

"druggist" is a fascinating word - causes me to muse on the negative connotations of 'drug' versus the positive connotations of 'medicine' and the links between the two... Interesting about 'Thatcher the Milk Protector' - Quite the saga indeed!

Some of those Carnation adverts are rather disturbing! Fascinating what the advertisers thought would sell the product smiley - laugh My favourite milk advert is Accrington Stanley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6HWNzzR070 - textbook Scouse smiley - laugh 'Exakhly!'

I 'like' that Lever Brothers margarine advert - fascinating that the 'buzzwords' such as 'unsaturated' have been around for longer than I thought...

The Entry has great flavour smiley - ok I'm very grateful for milk, as I live squarely inside the UCL map of lactose persistence so it keeps me going when the going gets tough smiley - biggrinsmiley - milk


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks for reading, Sasha. smiley - smiley I appreciate the comments - and that video! smiley - laugh That kid is so cute...

That first video *is* strange - it uses a computer-generated voice, I believe. But I couldn't find another link that didn't include analysis or a strong bias.


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

A great Entry! smiley - biggrin

I would only appreciate a translation to reasonable measurements in the list at the bottom.smiley - winkeye


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

I was waiting for somebody to say that. smiley - rofl

I'll get to that this afternoon - I didn't have time before, and then I forgot, so thanks for the reminder! smiley - hug


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Extremely reasonable measurements now included.smiley - whistle


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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SashaQ - happysad

Excellent smiley - ok That is good to clarify the number of litres, as I was thinking of Imperial gallons rather than US gallons.

I like the metric cow with 4 stomachs smiley - laugh


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Much thanks to SashaQ and Tavaron for help with the mathematical quandaries thrown up by US measurements. smiley - winkeye We'll all be on the lookout for those differently-measured gallons now, too. smiley - laugh


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - rofl that clarifies everything, thank you


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - hug (Where's our cow smiley?)


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - milk sorry you can't drink it, it's a staple of my diet and I have a fright if I think I am about to run out. My older daughter is lactose-intolerant so I have to be careful what I bake for her. Lemon meringue pie goes down a treat. I once heard that 99% of Asians are lactose-intolerantsmiley - yikes

smiley - cheers


A87920535 - Milk Matters: The History and Significance of Dairy Farming in the United States

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

That sounds about right. I had a lot of Asian students who made faces at the mention of pizza...

I'm not as bad as some - if it's cooked, it's okay, some cheeses are okay - but I won't drink whole milk unless I'm also eating a bowl of very spicy chili. smiley - winkeye

My mom's family avoided milk. My dad drank it by the quart.

I'm suspecting our Native American ancestors caught up with us. smiley - whistle


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