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Friday, June 16, 2017

A latest survey has found out that around 7% Americans believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people. The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar. Likewise, in the 1990s a research conducted by the Department of Agriculture found out that one in five American adults did not know that their hamburgers are made from beef.

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How Now Brown Cow?

Thank Allah, us Texans know our cows.. the 4 legged and the 2 legged, both.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-06-16 07:57 AM | Reply

Raw chocolate milk would be da bomb baby.

#2 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-16 09:38 AM | Reply

I wonder if they asked them where strawberry chocolate milk comes from?

#3 | Posted by Lohocla at 2017-06-16 10:23 AM | Reply

It also may be that up to 7% of Americans think it is funny to answer a survey by saying chocolate milk comes form brown cows.

But the other results of the study aren't very encouraging so who knows...

#4 | Posted by Sully at 2017-06-16 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2
Raw chocolate is easy to get.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-16 11:02 AM | Reply

Now you know just how far down the Trump support base goes.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-16 11:18 AM | Reply

How now, brown cow?

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 11:21 AM | Reply

How now, brown cow?

It's an old way to exercise your tongue to pronounce vowels correctly.

The phrase originally came from Scotland in the 1700's and it had something to do with a keg of beer.

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-06-16 12:02 PM | Reply

It doesn't?

#9 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-06-16 01:22 PM | Reply

#8 Did not know that. My father's ancestors were in Scotland in the 1700's.

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 03:05 PM | Reply

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Thank Allah, us Texans know our cows.. the 4 legged and the 2 legged, both.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain

Yeah, I hear Texans are pretty intimately acquainted with their cows.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-16 06:19 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN
"The phrase originally came from Scotland in the 1700's and it had something to do with a keg of beer."

Not sure about the beer, but it's a good exercise for Scots speakers wanting to speak better English.
In Scots, the "how now" is pronounced "who new".

#12 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-06-16 07:01 PM | Reply

7% Believe Chocolate Milk Comes from Brown Cows

No surprise.

30% though the best way to fight back against the billionaire elites was to elect one.

Americans are stupid.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-16 09:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

7% isn't surprising.

When we were 13 years old I had to explain to my best friend that a pickle was actually a cucumber.

#14 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-06-17 06:48 AM | Reply

Yeah, I hear Texans are pretty intimately acquainted with their cows.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy

Yep.

Even with the one who birthed you.

#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-06-17 09:13 AM | Reply

Not sure about the beer

From google:

It turns out that the phrase originally came from Scotland. Some sources say that, "brown cow" was a phrase that used to mean a barrel of beer because a barrel of beer is brown and ungainly like a cow. Other sources said "brown cow" just referred to the beer and that people could order another beer by saying, "How now brown cow."

More recently, "brown cow" can refer to a root beer float (i.e. vanilla ice cream floating in root beer soda).

The phrase, "How now brown cow" has been used as a pronunciation exercise (like "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain"). It has also been used as a playground chant in some parts.

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#16 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-06-17 09:19 AM | Reply

A yes the same people who "Believe" in global warming.

I have seen some that think hamburgers grew on trees. And you wonder why they used to have a test to vote.

#17 | Posted by tmaster at 2017-06-17 12:57 PM | Reply

Don't forget: at one point, 32% of Republicans approved of The Affordable Care Act, while only 16% of Republicans approved of Obamacare.

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 01:00 PM | Reply

A yes the same people who "Believe" in global warming.

I have seen some that think hamburgers grew on trees. And you wonder why they used to have a test to vote.

#17 | Posted by tmaster

Yeah you know more than doctors and scientists. Which school did you drop out of again?

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-17 02:23 PM | Reply

some that think hamburgers grew on trees.

Not hamburger... it's spaghetti.

Spaghetti grows on trees. Everyone knows THAT.

www.youtube.com

Now I'm hungry....

#20 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-06-17 03:06 PM | Reply

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