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. 

2 comments:

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.