Sunday, April 03, 2011
Outdating obscure original...
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!
Posted by Span Ows at 2:15 pm