Monday, April 18, 2011

Your Australian Word of the day: Paddlepop!

What's a "Paddlepop?"  Or more specifically a "Paddlepop Stick?"  My wife dropped this word on me today and I knew right away what it was.  Here's how she put it:

"yeah i think we'll have to buy one of those container thingies that you put a paddlepop stick in and it freezes and voila !! iceblock!!"
Which brings up the alternate word: "Iceblock." Answers after the break.

This is an easy one and you probably already know but here's your answer:

A Paddlepop with stick. 

 Yep, that's right, a Paddlepop is a Popsicle! Which makes the word Iceblock make sense now doesn't it?  What we sometimes call an "Ice Pop" (seriously who does?) the Aussies call an Iceblock.  So just like Kleenex is a brand name for Tissue that most use by default, Popsicle and Paddlepop are name brand Ice Pops and Iceblocks. 


SYee said...

Glad your making an example of me .....

James "Gozer the Carpathian" Yee said...

You make it sound like you're a bad example? You're a wonderful example of how narrow our focus in life is. When a simple thing like a Paddlepop stick can confuse dozens of grown adults it points out how narrowly focused our vocabulary and experiences are.