Sunday, April 03, 2011

Outdating obscure original...

The Google doodle today is about the origin of the ice-cream sundae; to be clear they refer to just the term "Sundae" because flavoured ice (literally) and snow have been around for millennia and iced cream (literally) with fruit has been around for centuries; also, ice-cream has been in the USA since before the USA existed as the USA and flavoured ice-cream existed at least seven decades before the 'controversy' and ice-cream sodas outdate it about a decade; so what we have here is the claims of who called it a "Sunday" first, and why! Ithaca, New York certainly have the most/best documented claim with several letters and ads from the period and even the probable reason for the spelling: a failed attempt to trademark the term "Sunday" but Evanston's claim with Richard Lloyd Jones' "Sunday soda" tale AND the history from Two Rivers Wisconsin (1881, so a decade earlier) have merit!

Yeah, yeah, I know it's obvious I don't want to take sides!

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Paul said...

Used to love ice cream sodas - ice cream + cream soda (like you didn't know). Sadly like my hair, Labour governments and Nick Cleggs integrity they are a thing of the past.

Isn't it great that towns and cities can argue over food naming rights, beats arguing over foreign policy.

Span Ows said...

neighbours argue, streets argue, areas of villages/towns/cities argue about just about everything, and sometimes peopel get hurt or even killed; unfortunately when you get to national level lots of people start getting killed!