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Entry from January 29, 2022
“Chamomile implies the existence of chamokilometer”

Chamomile tea has nothing to do with miles, but some people joke that the non-U.S. version is Chamokilometer tea.

“Cold night, English tea house. Ordered a chamomile, they brought me a chamokilometer. Said it was better and entire world less US drinks it” was posted on Twitter by Josh Conley on September 15, 2011. “The most popular tea in Europe is chamokilometer” was posted on Twitter by Michael sucks on October 24, 2014. “In Europe they drink chamokilometer tea before bed” was posted on Twitter by Kyle Crews on May 4, 2015. “What do they call Chamomile tea in Europe? Chamokilometer” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on January 28, 2022.

“Chamomile implies the existence of chamokilometer” was posted on Twitter by Chris’s Train of Autistic Thought on July 4, 2021.


Wikipedia: Chamomile
Chamomile (American English) or camomile (British English; see spelling differences) (/ˈkæməmaɪl, -miːl/ KAM-ə-myl or KAM-ə-meel), is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Two of the species, Matricaria recutita, and Anthemis nobilis are commonly used to make herbal infusions for beverages.

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Josh Conley
@ManVersusBaby
Cold night, English tea house. Ordered a chamomile, they brought me a chamokilometer. Said it was better and entire world less US drinks it
4:34 PM · Sep 15, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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wil shipley
@wilshipley
Not sure if this chamomile tea is working. Maybe it’s only a chamokilometer?
4:20 AM · Mar 29, 2013·Twitter for Mac

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Michael sucks
@Home_Halfway
The most popular tea in Europe is chamokilometer
1:38 AM · Oct 24, 2014·Twitter for Android

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Adrian Gauci
@Adriangauci
Camomile or Camokilometer?
8:14 AM · Nov 13, 2014·Buffer

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Kyle Crews
@Kyleidoscope_Co
In Europe they drink chamokilometer tea before bed.
1:35 PM · May 4, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Ciara Knight
@Ciara_Knight
In Europe, it’s called chamokilometer tea
5:44 AM · Jul 24, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Red Calayan
@HayNakoRed
FUN FACT:
It’s only called chamomile in the US.
For the rest of the world, it’s called chamokilometer.
8:50 AM · Nov 13, 2019·Twitter Web App

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Beës 
@human_not_bees
In Europe it’s camokilometer tea.
8:45 AM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter for Android

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TRISTAN
@Tristan_Jhaye
In Canada chamomile tea is called chamokilometer tea
10:38 PM · Apr 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Spaghetti Bolognaise
@spagb0I
Here in Canada it’s called Chamokilometer tea.
7:59 PM · Feb 22, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Bigfoot Monday
@AtheistBigfoot
A chamokilometer is British chamomile.
4:12 PM · Mar 3, 2021·Twitter for Android

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zach silberberg
@zachsilberberg
in the UK they call chamomile chamokilometer
8:08 PM · Mar 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Mihir
@mihirmodi
Replying to @rohshah07
what is chamomile tea is it like 1.6 chamokilometer tea?
9:42 AM · Jun 28, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Chris’s Train of Autistic Thought
@Shadow2Serenity
Chamomile implies the existence of chamokilometer
3:35 PM · Jul 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Nick Hurwitch
@heWIZARD
In Canada, it’s called camokilometer tea.
8:24 PM · Aug 1, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Alone Musk (Rohit)
@rohshah07
In India, Chamomile Tea is called Chamokilometer Tea.
11:02 AM · Nov 13, 2021·Twitter for Android

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Kevin Cameron Art
@kevincameronart
I wonder if chamomile in French is chamokilometer?
5:03 PM · Nov 28, 2021·Twitter for Android

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OhThatGregPorter
@oh_porter
Visiting the U.K., I was surprised I couldn’t find my favorite tea anywhere. Asked the hotel’s concierge, “Haven’t you got any chamomile?”
He shook his head, “We have chamokilometer.”
11:59 AM · Dec 23, 2021·Twitter Web App

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miss emily
@emily_dawnxo
in canada, we call it chamokilometer tea
1:25 PM · Jan 6, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/esposures January 28, 2022
What do they call Chamomile tea in Europe?
Chamokilometer
COMMENTS
xZaggin
This one is a hit or miss depending how you pronounce chamomile. Personally I pronounce it chamo-meel

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Bob Kostic
@causticbob
What do they call Chamomile tea in Europe?
Chamokilometer
6:16 PM · Jan 28, 2022·Twitter Web App

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