Paul Johnston paul.johnston at WMICH.EDU
Sun Apr 4 21:31:04 UTC 2010

There was a recent episode of CSI:NY where a construction worker was
killed by a piece of frozen excrement ejected from an airplane toilet
(really!), and the investigators called it a "crapsicle".:
On Apr 4, 2010, at 11:09 AM, Laurence Horn wrote:

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> At 1:17 AM -0400 4/4/10, victor steinbok wrote:
>> I am still trying to figure out why there are so many references to
>> Epperson coining Creamsicle, Fudgesicle, etc.
> Was it just me and people I knew who never pronounced the "s" in the
> latter?  It was always "Fudgicle", and I was surprised the first time
> I read the package to see that it was technically "Fudgesicle".  No
> such problems with the other (cream, corpse) varieties.  I guess if
> we start from "icicle" the process is similar to that for the
> -((c)o)holic family.
> LH
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