Growing up in Canada you might not even know that homo milk is basically just a True North thing. Much like toonies, toques, double-doubles and "eh," it just happens to be one of those things that are distinctly Canadian (who knew?!) And with a name that sounds so misleading, you can bet that the world is more than confused about what us Canadians are doing to our milk and honestly it's hilarious.
Today, Canadian radio hosts Roz And Mocha revealed that Americans have no idea what's happening in Canada and that especially when it comes to terms like 2-4, Canadian Tire money and, of course, homo milk!
For anyone who doesn't know what homo milk is, or hasn't heard about it up till this point; homo milk is just a slang word used when referring to homogenized milk with a 3.25% fat content - and no, it's not the same thing as whole milk at all.
And you would think - with the rise of the internet and the ability to Google just about anything - people would be over the whole 'homo milk' thing by now. But alas, everyone is just still so confused.
Lucky for all of us, we can sit back and enjoy the convo all while sipping on our ice caps and hanging out at the cottage (or is it camp, or chalet, or maybe cabin?).
Pence must have found out we have 'homo' milk, and wants to make sure it goes through conversion therapy before crossing the border. 😂 https://t.co/rHTDOV4Wda— Steve Wittich (@stevewittich) April 25, 2017
is homo milk actually from gay cows?— eli (@shepprd) January 17, 2017
My wife, who speaks English as a 3rd language, is trying to understand Canada's 'homo' milk. How can you tell which cows are gay?, she asks.— Evan Hadfield (@Evan_Hadfield) February 5, 2017
So in Canada they turn god-fearing hetero milk into homo milk? Shame on you, Canadians.— Dionizy Fafalski 🏳️🌈 (@fafalski) August 9, 2018
I think I know people that would be unintentionally offended by "homo milk" which really makes me want to send them to Canada just to see the reaction.— Boris Fraser (@Seraph_31) August 5, 2018
plot twist: jolene and dolly parton drank homo milk together pic.twitter.com/g2d9l6BqBV— alexa (@_simonedalton) August 5, 2018
in Canada whole milk is called homo milk. like for real pic.twitter.com/96eDf6c35d— gracie hoos (@cottoncandaddy) April 19, 2018
HOW DID I DATE A CANADIAN LESBIAN FOR LIKE FOUR YEARS, LITERALLY MOVE TO CANADA, AND NOT FIND OUT HOMOGENIZED MILK IN CANADA IS LABELED "HOMO MILK" pic.twitter.com/Q4mKv3MJVx— mcc (@mcclure111) February 18, 2018
TIL Canada calls whole milk "homo milk" short for homogenized whole milk.— uguubear (@uguubear) July 20, 2017
Are Canadians even real????
Learning some of the local lingo here in Canada. Just asked if I wanted HOMO milk for my coffee. Thought the guy was being a smart ass— Chris McCormack (@MaccaNow) August 20, 2013
literally got sent to the office for talking about homo milk— h (@hunter_felker) April 7, 2014
The weirdest canadianism: bags of homo milk pic.twitter.com/nyedNLz8— Marlo Meekins (@MarloMeekins) January 19, 2013
And of course, there are some Canadians who have jumped into the convo to clear up the confusion, or to do some polite head shaking.
Watching as Americans furiously Google "homo milk"...— Stephen Lautens (@stephenlautens) April 29, 2018
Homo being short for homogenized, which is a bad name for it, as all the milk you'd buy at a grocery store is homogenized, not just the whole milk.— VicedRhino (@VicedRhino) August 9, 2018
The one time Americans have better words for something.
I'm almost 30, I've traveled to other countries, moved all over Canada, I'm well-read, and yet I still giggle when I see 'homo milk'.— Wile E. Cyrus (@danudey) January 4, 2011
Come on, Americans - if we can figure out what a John Hancock is, you can get onboard with homo milk!