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Cream Dreams
I recently started taking milk deliveries, partly to help dairy farmers get a reasonable price for their product, partly through a kind of 1970s Unigate nostalgia. It works well enough, but my milkman (unlike my mother's) delivers milk in plastic cartons, not recyclable bottles, and there's half the point gone right there.

Does anyone in these homogenized days say "Top of the milk"? It was a phrase much in use when I was young, and milk had a top - but now the cream does not rise, although through long habit I still find myself upending any new bottle or carton to mix it up.

I've always assumed, by the way, that this is where the phrase "Top of the morning" came from. Is that true?

I use skimmed milk these days, but I still shake it! :o)

There should be an archaeology of body language.

I wouldn't be surprised there already is! :o)

I was taught it as ethnohistory...

Ah, that makes sense.

Many drinks taste better with more air in them. When I've boiled up the kettle more than once but it still has a lot of water in it, I often swirl it to get more air dissolved in the water, rather than filling it fresh from the faucet.

Interesting. I've seen that principle applied to wine, but never considered it wrt water!