Depending on where you are in the world, the different words that people have for things can be pretty amusing.
For example, Americans calling taps 'faucets', Australians calling flip-flops 'thongs' and the whole confusion over the 'jam/jelly/jell-o' thing; it's a celebration of a weird and wonderful language that we can (mostly) agree to disagree upon.
However, one topic that has come up for discussion in recent days is the word used to describe the below items - particularly apt, given the heatwave we're currently experiencing in Ireland:
To us, these are (and always have been) called 'cool pops'. To others - particularly on Twitter - they're everything from 'ice pops' to 'ice lollies' to 'ice poles' to 'freeze pops' to 'Tip-Tops'.
We're with Ronan Keating on this one, lads:
People these are “Cool Pops” pic.twitter.com/2Zvcfpb4DR
— Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) June 24, 2018
scotland: it’s an ‘ice pole’
england: we call it a ‘chilly willy freezy poppington the 2nd’ pic.twitter.com/2IEZz45OSC
— Butsay (@Butsay_) June 23, 2018
Let's settle this. Freezies or Frozeys? GO! pic.twitter.com/UFBZrEJad6
— Capital Liverpool (@capliverpool) June 19, 2017
They’re called Tip Tops!
— Lynsey Plimmer (@lynseyplimmer) June 24, 2018
@ronanofficial ice poles in scotland
— donna tollan (@donnay81) June 24, 2018
— Stuart McKinley (@StuartMcKinley) June 24, 2018
— Mark (@markp_) June 24, 2018
— Christopher Hurlston (@Chris_AbuseLaw) June 25, 2018
WHERE THE F*CK THEY GETTING ICELOLLIES FROM
— Amber Davies (@Amber_Davies7) June 21, 2018
Please don’t tell my I’m the only one that calls these popsicles
— Christian (@PerspectiveIy) June 23, 2018
Tastes like sadness
— Erik the excited (@gensai_kenshin) June 24, 2018
What do you call them? Do let us know...