People on the internet are calling it everything from 'ice pops' to 'ice lollies' to 'ice poles' to 'freeze pops' to 'Tip-Tops'. And that's not all!
English is a tricky language, depending on where you are in the world. Considered one of the hardest languages to learn, it is no mean feat to get the usage of a word absolutely spot on! There are even differences within the language with words having different meanings, depending on whether you are English, American, Scottish or pretty much from any part of the world.
For instance, Americans call taps as 'faucets', while Australians call flip-flops as 'thongs' (say, what?). So much so that, there is a whole another argument waiting in line over the 'jam/jelly/jell-o' usage of word. Depending on the country you reside, people have a different term for certain everyday products and it is pretty amusing, to say the least.
And the debate that has got the internet scratching their brains is finding out the correct name for an ice pop. Well, I'm calling it an ice pop because that's what it is called, right? As reported by Buzzfeed.
But the internet seems to disagree as people from across the world have their own way of calling this "thing" and now, I'm concerned if my whole life was a lie!
I like to call them bum hole blasters— Dean Hugman (@Roofeo6) June 25, 2018
People on the internet are calling it everything from 'ice pops' to 'ice lollies' to 'ice poles' to 'freeze pops' to 'Tip-Tops'. And that's not all. There are some who referred to it as "ice pole" (WHAT), "freeze rod" and a cheeky social media user from England, hilariously described it as "a ‘chilly willy freezy poppington the 2nd"
I’ve just seen people trying to debate the name of these things on Twitter. No debate required. They’re ICE POLES, always have been, always will be. If you call them ice pops, you’re a dingbat. @VirginRadioUK pic.twitter.com/cIfCgc8u3o— Kate Lawler (@katelawler) June 25, 2018
The debates even witnessed the participation of popular singer Ronan Keating who chimed in with his own name for it -- “Cool Pops”. Many social media users have been calling it by popular brands that are associated with it.
scotland: it’s an ‘ice pole’— Butsay (@Butsay_) June 23, 2018
england: we call it a ‘chilly willy freezy poppington the 2nd’ pic.twitter.com/2IEZz45OSC
Other names include --
I've always known them as frozen drinks.— lilmurph1 (@lilmurp1) June 26, 2018
Ice poles ? Ice pops ? WTF .. Every normal person knows they're popsicles ...— Peter (@spankmeharder14) June 28, 2018
Fifers about to weigh in on this lit:— ᴾᴬᵁᴸᴰᴼᶜᴷ (@PaulDock93) June 23, 2018
“An ice pole eh? Yer kidding meh! Ye mean a chilly-willy-tae-sook-oan eh!” x
Most Americans claimed that the sweet treat needs to be referred to as an 'Otter Pop' while Brits were more in favor of Mr Freeze, that is popular in England. While Welsh customers said the correct name was, in fact, a Tip Top.
However, this is not the first time that a product name turned into a subject of online debate. Popular chocolate bar Blue Riband had many people wondering about its correct pronunciation. People were arguing whether to pronounce the name of the bar as Blue 'Ribbund' or Blue 'Ri-band'.
Did anyone else think these were called ‘Blue Ribbon’ and not ‘Blue Riband’ ?? mandela effect pic.twitter.com/2U8UuiqsyI— Chel🌊 (@chelseatait_) September 19, 2018
While some shoppers even claimed that the Nestle wafer bar was actually not called 'Blue Ribbon', as they had mistakenly believed for years. However, the debate was finally put to rest when social media users pointed out that a TV advertisement from 1985 revealed that the bar is pronounced Blue 'Ribbund' rather than emphasizing the 'band' in the chocolate treat's name.
MANDELA EFFECT: when did blue ribbon's become blue riband??? pic.twitter.com/brNr9aArZu— dylan (@comingoflight) March 13, 2017
Now, back to the real topic of discussion, we are wondering what have you been calling it -- Ice pops? Freeze pods (we hope not)? Popsicles? Freezies? Or any other word? Let us know what is your name for these delicious sweet treats! Or let's just end it by saying that these "ice pops" can be cherished even if we don't have the right name for it!