skim » skin

Chiefly in:   skin milk

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Blend soft fruit like bananas, strawberries or canned fruit with skin milk, yogurt and ice for a frothy fruit smoothie. (link)
  • Now if it’s protein you are going for here are the values in my fridge: skin milk 8.8g; cottage cheese 15g; ricotta cheese 7.8g.. (link)
  • According to Motil, the women who breastfed their infants chose diets that contained an average of 500 calories and 30 to 35 grams of protein more per day than their non-breastfeeding counterparts, or the equivalent of a turkey sandwich, piece of fruit, and a glass of skin milk per day. (link)
  • A ½ cup serving is approximately equal to ½ low-fat milk exchange when made with water and one low-fat milk exchange when made with skin milk. (link)
  • Dairy products: Low-fat (1%) or skin milk, low-fat or nonfat yogurt and cheeses (such as mozzarella, cottage cheese, farmer’s cheese, and ricotta), sherbet, frozen low-fat yogurt, ice milk. (link)

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As Ken Lakritz points out, the deletion of the final /d/ that produced _skim milk_ from _skimmed milk_ is not an eggcorn, but a common process, which produced, for example, _ice cream_ from the original _iced cream_.

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/06/25 |


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    Commentary by Nigel Pond , 2005/06/27 at 9:02 pm

    It’s still called skimmed milk in the UK…

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