With the heatwave in full swing, you might want to cool down with an ice lolly.
But a bit of a debate has broken out about how we use the term.
After You Gov posted a poll result showing the nations favourite ice lollies, many people commented that some of them arent lollies at all.
The top choices were the Magnum, with 28%, the Fab, with 8%, the Solero, also with 8%, the Twister with 7% and the Feast with 6%.
With Britain in the middle of a heatwave, here's your reminder that the nation's top 5 favourite ice lollies are:
— YouGov (@YouGov) July 24, 2019
Most people argued that anything creamy, like the Magnum and Feast, should be considered ice creams, while frozen icy fruit treats are lollies.
The Oxford English dictionary though does define an ice lolly as a confection in the form of a piece of flavoured ice or ice cream on a stick, so under that definition all five favourites fit.
80% of these arent lollies. run it again.
— Thomas Willoughby – Online Idiidiot (@Willo290592) July 25, 2019
Only two of those are ice lollies.
— Moaning sloth (@MoaningSloth) July 25, 2019
The poll is actually from last year but YouGov reposted it on the hottest day of the year to stir up some debate.
Apparently it is mostly older people who prefer the Magnum, with only 12% of 18-24 year olds naming it as their favourite compared to 42% of those aged 65 or older.
Fabs and Twisters tend to be more popular with Brits under 50.
11%, of younger people picked a Fab as their favourite compared to 1% of those aged 65 or older.