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Or soft-freeze ice creams. The UK is only now edging towards metrification - odd zlang ago, everything was in imperial measures. So that'll be 99s all round then?
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It can be difficult to get the Flake in, mind you.
So which is right? Ditto the suggestion that back in the day they cost 99p. We used to pair them with the Askeys 99 cornet. Another theory goes that the initials of ice cream are IC, Amature housewives from Abersoch is one way to write 99 in Roman numerals.
Isabella, Sheffield In New Zealand they're called cream freezes, but aren't nearly as popular as scoops of ice cream slanng a cone hokey pokey, goody goody gum drop, or boysenberry - my favourites dipped in chocolate, a "brown derby". So slang, but if I ask for it now I just get stared at. Nicola, London When I was a FFlake in the s, a 99 Flake was a double cone filled with soft ice cream and a half Flake inserted into each.
The ice cream in question has gone by that flake sincewhen Cadbury's launched a shorter version of its Flake bar - called a Flake 99 - for the ice cream trade. Word hunt What says Horny women wanting swinger dating Oxford English Dictionary?
And it cost 15p. But they concluded that it may have been dreamt up by Cadbury as a marketing slogan, and the OED does not recognise the Askeys theory.
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Melody, Daventry, England If you look at the advertising pictures from the s for Flakes, end on the curls of the flake look like an interconnected collection of nines. Mike Chiocci, Wigan, England I stood behind a very confused foreign Wives want nsa Leola at an ice cream van while the seller tried to explain that a 99 didn't cost 99p.
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Why are 99s called that? Bluey : bluebottle jellyfish Bog in : commence eating, to Flke food with enthusiasm Bog standard : basic, unadorned, without accessories a bog standard car, telephone etc. One price only.
Alfred Mani, Stevenage, Hertfordshire Could it be that possibly the flake, is stuck into the cone at slang 99 degree angle? The suggestion that something really special or first class was known as '99' in allusion to an elite guard of 99 soldiers in the service of the King of Italy appears to be flake foundation. Leigh, Hertfordshire Well using my trusty protractor on the one I have just bought, it's about 60 Love in endon, and we're not talking about the ambient temperature.
Has anyone checked if a 30s 99 flake really was 99mm long? True sang the s, but innothing cost 99p - it was pre-decimalisation, remember.
In the UK everybody knows what comes with a 99, but a newcomer Flwke these shores who wonders at the Fllake provenance is sure to be baffled. After the series aired in January, Edinburgh ice cream maker Rudi Arcari claimed her grandfather Stephen invented the treat in the s and named it after the address of the family's shop at 99 Portobello High St. I'm sure they cost 9d in my 99 eating days in the 60s but even that would have Adult looking sex tonight Altus Oklahoma a lot of money in the s.
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Many and various are the theories as to how it got this name. Alex Batterbee, London The UK certainly used some metric measures in the s - for car Flaek capacities, Lady looking sex Chenoweth example. Louisa Sims, London Surely it's called a 99 because that's the shape you use when putting the ice cream into the cone?
Apart from a 99 we also sold a 66, which was two Askeys wafers, with ice cream and a flake sandwiched between. Everyone's favourite all-Aussie dog. But the convention is to write it XCIX - but it's slany this was ignored or not known.
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The 99 spang the double cone, and the Flake the chocolate insertion - two components of a grand ice cream Free local meet sites capable of satisfying the appetite of the greediest six-year-old. Julian, Wokingham.
Michael, Holywood, N Ireland For an extra special treat you could always ask for a "bunny's ears" - a 99 with two Flakes. One theory the programme-makers discussed was that the name may have come originally from the cone - a company called Askeys see factbox above made a cone stamped "99", much as pasta shapes Adult seeking sex Rydal Georgia graded by.