People can’t agree on what the ‘correct’ name for an ice pop actually is

When summer rolled around and the sun was shining, as children (and sometimes even still now) we loved nothing more than going to the freezer and getting out a colourful ice pop to slurp.

Only, according to social media users, they might not actually be called ice pops.

Wait… WHAT?!

A viral tweet has sparked great debate, with many unable to agree on what the ‘correct’ name is for the water-based frozen snack.

The post by @zuckrs shares an image of a number of the different frozen treats and asks: “What do you call these? I’ll start: Freezies.”

Hundreds of people from all over the world have liked and replied to the tweet, sharing their own names for them – and there are some pretty rogue suggestions.

Some Twitter users called them “popsicles”, while others thought they were “icy poles” or just plain old “flavoured ice”.

The term “ice stick” was also thrown around.

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But then there were some names that are bound to raise a few eyebrows.

These included “Otter Pops” (a brand that’s popular in the US) and “Zooper Dooper”, which was the most common answer for people from Australia.

“Ice pops is the only answer,” proclaimed one person.

A second replied: “It’s an icey.”

“I never named them just ate them lol,” admitted someone else.

The suggestion of “ice lolly” was also floated, but a number of people immediately shut this down and began sharing images of Twisters and the Fruit Pastille lollies to prove a point.

No definitive answer was given, so it appears the name is still up for debate.

Personally, I’ve always just called them ice poles. What about you? What do you think the ‘correct’ name is? Let us know in the comments below.

This comes after Brits recently struggled to agree on the correct name for the game ‘knock and run’.

One Twitter user asked: “When you were younger what did you call it when you knock on someone’s door and run away?”

The most common answer given was “Knock Down Ginger,” while others said they always called it “Knock a door run.”

But some people, however, had very different names for it, including “Chickenelly,” which apparently is used in some parts of Scotland.

One well-travelled Brit added: “Growing up initially in the North we called it ‘knock-a-door-run’, pretty much does what it says on the tin.

“Then spent [the] latter part of my childhood in the south and for reasons which continue to bewilder me it was called ‘knock-down-ginger’. Makes absolutely no sense.”