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December 19, 2003
More Australian Linguistic WeirdnessToday I discovered that popsicles are called “icy poles” in Australia. I nearly spat mine out.
PostedDecember 19, 2003 — 4:10 pm
Merry Christmas from the Hoff!
December 19, 2003 — 4:18 pm
eww. did not know that. ‘fairy floss’ is my favourite australian slightly-strange food name.
December 19, 2003 — 7:42 pm
Really? What is fairy floss called elsewhere?? 🙂
December 20, 2003 — 12:01 am
Hee!! I still like “beverage whitener.”
December 20, 2003 — 12:19 am
claire – in the uk, fairy floss is candy floss, and in the us, it is cotton candy. (i think it’s that way round, anyway).
December 20, 2003 — 9:47 am
in ireland an icecream that you buy from a van is called a poke. i burst out laughing the first time i heard a girl say to her boyfriend at one of those vans “billy, do you wanna poke?”
December 20, 2003 — 2:15 pm
Ha! That’d be a good trick to play on a tourist, Robert. Imagine them walking up to the ice cream man saying, “I’d like a poke, please.” 🙂
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