Friday, January 4, 2008


I've always hated ice cream novelties. I like ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes, ice cream bars, various nutty iced cream concoctions, those Flintstones push pops, and all of that. It's the term. There is NOTHING novel about "ice cream novelties". The term is patently ridiculous. For a long time, that was enough. I hated the term, people wouldn't stop using it, and no one was on my side.

It turns out though, that I have history on my side. In 1277, the Franciscan order condemned Roger Bacon to prison because of "suspected novelties". The term is someone obtuse and for those who don't understand 13th century church speak, I'm sure it means he was suspected of propagating the term "novelty".

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