Sunday, August 17, 2003

THE PAST IS MELTING AWAY: In a saddening turn of linguistic events, the Philadelphia Inquirer today reports that "jimmies" are disappearing from the ice cream world, being replaced by the banal "sprinkles".

For the sake of James "Jimmie" Bartholomew, the man who ran the machine that made these beloved chocolate grains in the 1930s (I shit you not), it's time to stand up and fight back. Keep reading.

If we don't stand our lexicographical ground here, next they'll come for the hoagies. Or the water ice. Or worse: in twenty years, will we be ordering "grilled sliced steak sandwiches, with cheese"?

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