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"Why do they call it Ovaltine? The jar is round, the mug is round... they should call it Roundtine.

Maybe because if you drink enough, you will develop an oval body shape. And what's with the "tine" thing? It has nothing to do with the prongs of forks or combs, does it? It should really be called Diabetes Powder:

The popular chocolate malt version is a powder which is mixed with hot or cold milk as a beverage. Malt Ovaltine (a version without cocoa) and Rich Chocolate Ovaltine (a version without malt) are also available in some markets. Ovaltine has also been available in the form of chocolate bars, chocolate Easter eggs, parfait, cookies, and breakfast cereals, where it is only the brand name that connects the cereals with the chocolate drink.
Consume at your peril." --fleg


You've mentioned your Jewishness and how you aren't a practicing Jew but in one way you have maintained your Jewishness and that's in your constant worrying about what goes into your mouth. What is it with Jews and all those food laws and dietary restrictions? Seinfeld was always worried about what he ate or what went into his mouth too?

My niece is teaching at a Kosher Jewish school in Panama and they aren't allowed to bring any food into the school and the school provides the meals because they want to control what everyone eats.

I pretty much live by the adage "It's not what goes into a man's mouth that defiles him but what comes out of it."

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