+2 It should be "iced cream". Calling it "ice cream" is dumb. amirite?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

It originally was, much like iced tea, creamed cheese, etc. Natural languages take shortcuts, especially when there's a disparity in the relative effort of full pronunciation vs. dropping a sound or syllable, as with the -d in iced cream. I think the term is elision.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

So then an iced coffee is just coffee ice cream!

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Well, I feel like you're leaving out coffee with iced cream, coffee with creamed ice, coffee with cream on ice, iced coffee iced cream, iced coffee with creamed ice, iced coffee with cream on ice, or even iced coffee with cream on ice with a side of iced cream……

by CelebrationPopular18 1 month ago

Haha thats true. My point was that "iced XXX" means a XXX drink served over ice.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Okay, Mr. Burns.

by ConsciousTomato3971 1 month ago

first time linguistics student up in here. Missed the rest of the lecture, though.

by RubConsistent 1 month ago

Smithers, I really feel like such a free spirit, and I'm really enjoying this so-called "Iced Cream".

by Designer_Phrase2547 1 month ago

Iced cream just sounds all kinds of wrong.

by keshaunkohler 1 month ago

Probably started that way, but the average person's inability to properly enunciate probably changed the common vernacular over time.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

But then the song wouldn't work. Iced cream yoused cream? Nah

by Personal-Ring 1 month ago

I agree. I'm still calling it "ice cream though"

by Anonymous 1 month ago

while i agree with you, i think ice cream became the nomenclature just because it rolls off the tongue easier. Try saying "iced cream" five times fast.

by Anonymous 1 month ago