Regional variation in words

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by seebs, May 21, 2015.

  1. artistformerlyknownasdave

    artistformerlyknownasdave revenge of ricky schrödinger

    freezy pops, IL
     
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  2. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    It's a freezepop and the only brand is fla•vor•ice
     
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  3. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

    Also Washingtonian calling them "otter pops" after the brand name. Otherwise, generic use of "popsicle" (it's almost never used in a brand-specific way). I think I've heard freeze pops once or twice.
     
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  4. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

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    different otter on each
     
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  5. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    ice pops, Los Angeles and Florida growing up

    come to think of it ex grandmother is British so that may have contributed
     
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  6. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    Freezies, QC/ON
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey time has the power to bind us too close

    Northern Californian here, and while I don't hear popsicle used as a brand name much if at all, I don't think I've ever heard it used to refer to something without a stick? (I seem to recall this already being discussed a bit upthread, but it was on the previous page and I'm lazy...)

    Actually, I wonder if that's a regional thing too, what "counts" as a True Popsicle. Around these parts I only hear it being used to describe frozen treats on sticks, but given what others have said in here that's clearly not universal?
     
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  8. Artemis

    Artemis i, an asexual moron

    I have never seen an otter pop in my life and this scented permanent markers cartoon style is not what I expected.
     
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  9. Wingyl

    Wingyl Allegedly Magic

    frozen juice treats are called juicies over here and they are not that narrow or...neon coloured??
     
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  10. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

    it's any frozen, non-ice-cream type thing in my idiolect. on a stick? popsicle. in a tube? popsicle. in a cup? too close to ice cream. ice cream sandwich? ice cream.
     
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  11. afarewelltokings

    afarewelltokings hey wasn't he in that talking head band?

    i grew up in New Hampshire and call them freeze pops. my girlfriend grew up in Southern California and calls them otter pops. the two of us have had countless discussions about this, haha
     
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  12. Acey

    Acey time has the power to bind us too close

    Are those little treats that vaguely resemble cartoon characters popsicles to you, or no? I always found the texture to be closer to ice cream than to regular popsicles, but they're still filed in the popsicle category in my brain.
     
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  13. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

    yeah, they're popsicles. actually the ones I'm familiar with are in fact Popsicles :tm: so that's obvious

    push-ups (which I guess are commonly push pops literally everywhere else? they're the extremely Round tubes that you push a plunger up from the bottom of, for years there were only ever Spongebob ones anywhere) are also popsicles
     
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  14. Acey

    Acey time has the power to bind us too close

    Did not know that about them being Popsicle (TM) brand, huh! And yeah, push pops are definitely popsicles.
     
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  15. tentaclegremlin

    tentaclegremlin i'll drop the freakin' moon

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  16. Maya

    Maya smug_anime_girl.jpg

    Popsicles here! If a different specific popsicle is referred to its usually by whatever it's name is (push pop, drumsticks, etc.)
     
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  17. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    I remember vaguely as a kid the spongebob push pops were Scooby Doo? And even before that they were Flintstones. Pretty sure they were all the same brand
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey time has the power to bind us too close

    I definitely remember the Flintstones ones from my childhood! (I honestly didn't realize it had ever changed, in fact...o o p s)
     
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  19. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    For me popsicles need to have sticks in them and not be cream based. It is FLAVORED ICE on a stick. The things you get at ice cream trucks shaped like cartoon character heads are 'ice creams' to me and push pops are push pops. Creamsicles are creamsicles which are distinct from popsicles. Otterpops aren't really a kind of popsicle to me. They're otterpops. But they're something I'd call a popsicle before I called a cream based thing on a stick a popsicle. As the flavored ice versus cream thing is more important than stick versus no stick for me in terms of what is and is not a popsicle.
     
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  20. VJ Wocky

    VJ Wocky 34 Somnolent Void Seeks Perfection in Dissonance

    SoCal (but with recent family from oklahoma and arkansas).
    • popsicles have a stick. no brand-name connotations
    • long tube things are either freezer pops or ice pops. i think the difference is freezer if you have to get up and get it from somewhere in the house, even if its not your house, and ice pop is more Oh Hey The Ice Cream Truck Is Here kind of thing.
    • sometimes Otterpops but that has some very light connotations of Poverty Food since (at least around here) they come in gigantic boxes for dirt cheap prices and are implied to be how a lot of low income families with shit air conditioning stave off heatstroke in the summer. only has a negative connotation if you hate The Poors or Sugar
    • frozen themed character snacks on a stick are ice cream but like...only on a technicality. unless they have that cream thing going on then they're creamsicles
     
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