Thursday, October 12, 2006

I've been working on my jaywalker socks. They are coming along nicely if I do say so myself :) I treated myself to a new book last night too and I can't wait to start on a project out of this book. Well.......it's happened...... My son is starting to get some New England "slang". I guess I call it slang because it's not what I'm used too. But today, Jacob's teacher gave him what I have grown to know and be called a Sucker. Now here in Manchester, most places call them a "Lolly" or "Lolly Pop". Well, Jacob was talking to me on the way home while eatting his "sucker" and referred to it as a "Lolly Pop". Now...my delima...is when we go back to KY and he talks of a "Lolly" or "Lolly Pop" what on earth will the think?!?!?!!??! OK OK no one else will probably notice.
I just recall the day I was at the bank with both boys and the gal behind the counter asked me if the boys could have a "Lolly". I'm sure I looked at her blankly.... I asked "What the heck is a "Lolly"?" She held up a Tootsie Roll Pop, (Yeah THE GOOD STUFF), and I was like, "OH!! A sucker!", and in return I got the same blank stare I probably gave her. Anyway.... just a funny thing that happened that I thought that I'd share.
Now... go have a sucker...or a lolly... or a lolly pop. What do you call them?? Leave a comment and let me know! :)

5 comments:

marion said...

I always called them lollipops, but I also called soda pop-tonic and milkshakes were frappes.

ErickaJo said...

I think we use both here, but I was raised by someone who was "from away" so you'll catch me saying "pop" instead of soda every now and then. Perhaps I'm the wrong person to ask...

yarnophiliac said...

Lollipop. A sucker isn't a nice thing to call anyone or anything in these here parts! lol As for the beverage w/ bubbles, that is soda, and milkshakes have no ice cream, and frappes do. Of course if you are from Rhode Island, you'ld call those a cabinet. Yeah -- a cabinet. Go figure.

Heather said...

I guess we are a true melting pot out here in CA. We use all three terms.

Jackie said...

Your Jaywalkers are really coming along! The yarn is so pretty in person.
Oh, and you know I call them lollipops.