THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

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How did you do with the Ice Cream clue on 12/5/19?

Poll runs till Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:08 pm

I had the desired correct response of "jimmies" for the Thursday $1000 clue that met the category requirement.
42
48%
I missed the $1000 clue with an incorrect response.
2
2%
I clammed on the $1000 clue.
38
43%
Jimmies as a term for ice cream sprinkles was not familiar to me.
35
40%
If that pictured topping is multicolored it can only be sprinkles.
18
20%
Regardless of the J! clue, in my opinion jimmies have to be a dark color chocolate only.
4
5%
Sprinkles or jimmies, who cares?  A topping is a topping.
32
36%
Dark chocolate color or rainbow colors, I call them all sprinkles.
59
67%
I come into this poll with a Philadelphia area bias.
3
3%
I come into this poll with a New England bias.
11
13%
I come into this poll with a South bias.
7
8%
I come into this poll with a non-Northeast, North bias.
4
5%
I come into this poll with a non-Northeast, East bias.
3
3%
I come into this poll with a Midwest bias.
24
27%
I come into this poll with a West bias.
14
16%
I have watched the The World According to Jeff Goldblum "Ice Cream" episode on Disney Plus.
3
3%
 
Total votes: 88

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Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

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soxfan99 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 am
As I started this whole debate, you know I knew they were Jimmies, even though to me, Jimmies are chocolate only. Always lived in the Boston area. My mother grew up in East Cambridge, so my Bostonian vocab comes from her. Other traditional Boston / New England area food and drink term

Frappe - A blended beverage of milk, syrup, ice cream.
Milkshake - A blended beverage of milk and syrup, no ice cream

Regular Coffee - Coffee with cream and sugar (I had somebody staying with me from Germany who was frustrated because he wanted black coffee at Dunkin but just kept getting cream and sugar when he ordered a regular. If you want black, just order "black".)

Fluff - A gooey marshmallow spread
Fluffernutter - A sandwich made with peanut butter and fluff

Tonic - Any carbonated, flavored beverage (e.g., Coke, Sprite, etc.)

Bubbler (pronounced "bubbla") - A water fountain

Steak Tips - Small pieces of beef that are usually heavily marinated and grilled. They're served in just about any local restaurant or pub. In fancier establishments, they're cut from the top sirloin, but at your corner bar, they could be any cut of meat. I only recently realized, when talking to somebody from another part of the country, that steak tips are a New England specialty

Scrod - Any filet of small whitefish, usually haddock or cod, but occasionally may be substituted for pollack or another fish
Steamers (pronounced "steamahs") - Small, soft-shell clams steamed and served with drawn butter

American Chop Suey - Mix of elbow macaroni, hamburger, tomato sauce, and maybe some onions or peppers
You can't lump all of New England in on this :P . No one up here says "frappe"or "bubbler", and if you want cream and sugar in your coffee, you have to specify such (regular = caffeinated as opposed to decaf). Soda is soda, tonic is tonic water.

That being said, I do like scrod, my partner loves steamahs, and I just made American chop suey this past weekend. And if you've never had a fluffernutter, did you even have a childhood? :D

I could swear I've seen steak tips in other locales, but I could be wrong....

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billiej wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:57 pm
And if you've never had a fluffernutter, did you even have a childhood? :D
I loathe marshmallows, so .... :)

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Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

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Now I want to visit the area just so I can ask people, "Do you know where I can get scrod?"

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Now I want to visit the area just so I can ask people, "Do you know where I can get scrod?"
It's been 30 years, but they were selling t-shirts "I got scrod in Boston", even before the Bellichick started with the Patriots.
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Post by TenPoundHammer »

I clammed. Didn't vote on any other part because I've never cared for most toppings on my ice cream. I prefer ice cream that can stand on its own.
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Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

Post by Peter the accountant »

Those things pictured on the ice cream are, and forever will be, sprinkles. Never heard of them called jimmies, and I will never call them jimmies because they are sprinkles. :D

There's a small chain of sandwich shops in my area that uses the term Jimmie it up to refer to adding all of the extras to a sandwich. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that response while watching the episode.
--Peter

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