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Social Media Users Divided Over Real Name For 'Ice Pops'

Social Media Users Divided Over Real Name For 'Ice Pops'

The debate kicked off when Twitter user @zuckrs posed a photo of some frozen lollies, asking others: “What do you call these?”

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Social media users are divided over the correct way to refer to an 'ice pop' - with some suggesting everything from 'freezies' and 'popsicles' to, erm, the not-so-imaginative 'flavoured ice'.

The debate kicked off when Twitter user @zuckrs posed a photo of some frozen lollies, asking others: "What do you call these?"

They added: "I'll start: Freezies."

Another agreed: "It's a freezie!! This slaps right after a soccer game."

The post has since racked up hundreds of likes and comments as other people wade in - providing some pretty surprising answers.

While some Twitter users appeared to have been brought up on the classic monikers like 'ice pop' and 'ice lolly', others were clearly used to something a bit more left-field.

Several people put forward 'Otter Pops', which is a brand that's popular in the US, while those in Australia also mentioned 'Zooper Dooper'.

"The popsicle you eat when u sick," one person wrote - to which another responded: "Wtf??"

Others threw 'ice block', 'cool pops' and 'icejuicethinginabag', while another wrote: "Wassereis in Germany."

Another argued: "NO THEY ARE FLAVOUR ICE POPS DONT TELL ME OTHERWISE."

Someone else said: "Icy pops, or sugar on ice."

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Other people even said they called them 'ice dildos', thanks to the shape's resemblance to a sex toy - though that's probably not one to popularise...

It's clear that we'll never agree on the name - much like with a recent debate for the (slightly cruel) game you played as a youngster, where you knocked on someone's door and ran away.

Writing on Twitter, someone asked: "When you were younger what did you call it when you knock on someone's door and run away?"

One person said: "Knock a door run."

Others, however, had different names for it, some of which just make no sense at all, suggesting terms like 'Knock Down Ginger', 'Ding, Dong, Ditch' and 'Chappy'.

Another proposed: "Thunder and Lightning. Rap the door like thunder and run like lightning."

One user said that in County Durham it was called 'knocky hide oh', although they didn't know why and neither do I.

Meanwhile, a fellow northerner replied that in Sunderland the game was called 'Knocky 9 Doors'.

Featured Image Credit: Flickr/whuddafuxup

Topics: Viral, Food, News, Social Media, Twitter