Loads o' lolly.

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Do Lollies have to have a stick?

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  1. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    In continuation of a previous pub discussion, does a lollipop intrinsically come on a stick?
    What characteristics do all lollies share?
    Please leave your thoughts.
     
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  3. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    I KNEW there was another topic we said we were gonna put on here!!

    Lollies definately have sticks, otherwise it's just a long sweet isn't it??
     
  4. manx_yessir

    manx_yessir Member

    Wouldn't it just be all kinda messy without the stick??
     
  5. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    If a lolly comes off the stick, you end up with a big ball of stickyness in your mouth.....which can get messy and has been known to cause problems in talking too :?
    (always seems to happen with those cheap ones that they give you when waiting to get into clubs)
     
  6. Lisa

    Lisa Member


    You get lollies when waiting to go into a club?? :eek: Where? I feel sooo deprived now. I want to go to a club where you get lollies! :(
     
  7. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    A few clubs/bars in Leeds.....some even give you marshmallows too :D (always take a big handbag....fill it up!!)
     
  8. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    They work too, 'cos you're always REALLY thirsty after those marshmellow things.
    Thank you barman, I'll have a large one.....
     
  9. Lisa

    Lisa Member

    And marshmallows?? :eek: :eek: Wow! Thats just too cool! I might have to move to Leeds i think..
     
  10. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    In the 1970s, lollies without sticks were called 'jubblies'....
     
  11. Digger

    Digger Member

    Collins English Dictionary lollipop 'a boiled or toffee stuck on a small wooden stick (18th century Northern English dialect from lolly meaning the tongue + pop).

    So technically a lollipop has to have a stick, but the abbreviation lolly doesn't!
     
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  13. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    definitely has to have a stick... I'm not taking any of this northern dialect rubbish, lollies have sticks!!!
     
  14. Digger

    Digger Member

    and if its on a cardboard / paper stick is it still technically a lollipop?
     
  15. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

    What about icepops? Aren't they lollies?
     
  16. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    My god...she doesn't post for weeks, but get her on the subject of lollipops and she's off!!!
     
  17. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    I always thought lollies should have a stick, until I went to New Zealand where lollie just seems to mean sweet.

    mmmm, drumsticks, mmm.
     
  18. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    lollipops have to have sticks. its just not a lolly without one, jus a bit sticky mess, like one of those giant gobstoppers that u have to lick to eat coz u cant get em in ur mouth. now that hasnt got a stick and they r awful to eat.
    lollies with sticks forever!
     
  19. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    a lollipop is not a lollipop without a stick, lollipops need sticks!!!
     
  20. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    i think you answered your own question there...
     
  21. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Lollipops have sticks. If they don't, they're sweeties. There's a difference between and Ice Lolly and an Icepop IMHO.
     
  22. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Have I just dreamt that lolly sticks used have jokes written on them?
     

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