"2% milk” refers to the fat content of the milk, but there’s a popular joke:
“If it’s 2% milk, what’s the other 98%?”
“I always wondered if it was 2% milk, what was the other 98%?” was cited in print in 1996. “I’m drinking 2% milk, wondering what the other 98% is...” was cited on Twitter in 2010. The joke was told on the American television sitcom Parks and Recreation in 2014.
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Keith E Gatling
Fat content of 2% milk (funny)
I remember when I first saw 2% milk in the dining halls at SU, not quite knowing what it was. I saw skim, chocolate, and 2%, and the 2% seemed normal to me, but I always wondered if it was 2% milk, what was the other 98%?
Years later, after I found out it referred to the fat content, Cheryl and I had a running joke about it..."2% milk. What’s the other 98%? SOAP!"*
*For those of you who have absolutely no idea why that’s funny (and it may indeed be a “you had to be there” sort of thing), it’s a reference to Procter and Gamble’s claim that Ivory Soap is 99.44% pure.
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Gary S. Callison
And while we’re on the subject, I’ve always been curious: 2% milk - what’s the other 98%?
I’m drinking 2% milk, wondering what the other 98% is…
8:18 AM - 30 Aug 2010
We have 2% milk in the fridge, no idea what the hell the other 98% is.
3:40 PM - 15 Oct 2010
I like to drink 2% milk, but I can’t help worrying about what the other 98% is.
12:14 AM - 17 Sep 2011
If some milk is only 2%, what is the other 98%? (self.shittyaskscience)
June 23, 2013 by zack4565
“When they say ‘2% milk’,I don’t know what the other 98% is.” #AndyListofSecrets #Parks&Recreation
8:37 AM - 14 Mar 2014
If only two percent of 2% milk is actually milk, what’s in the other 98% of it? (self.shittyaskscience)
March 23, 2014 by djm1997
If my carton is only 2% milk, whats the other 98%? (self.shittyaskscience)
February 24, 2015 by Endermod
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“When they say two percent milk, I don’t know what the other 98 percent is.”