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Tagged as Jimmies, N'East Illustrated, New England Sayings
Awww, jimmies! That takes me back
Gotta love an waffle cone covered in jimmies
My wife’s from Connecticut and apparently in her corner of New England they call them “shots”
I am from New York so they are simply sprinkles to me.
No way! That’s amazing – learn something new everyday!!
I was always under the impression that “jimmies” were chocolate and “sprinkles” are the multicolor toppings. I’m still working on remembering that a “milkshake” in RI doesn’t have any ice cream in it- that’s a Cabinet
Well yes, they are the chocolate sprinkles – hence why I kept the entire drawing entirely black and white. Isn’t a RI milkshake funny? I went to boarding school in Newport and always thought that was odd.
er, just FYI, “jimmies” is an incredibly racist term. chocolate sprinkles were called jimmies, as in black people.
Actually, that is historically incorrect. Jimmies ice cream sprinkles (which is what I illustrated) were not coined by that name with any racist denotation. There’s a great recent article on this history of it here http://articles.boston.com/2011-03-13/bostonglobe/29336222_1_jimmies-ice-cream-candy-factory. And here is another one: http://www.snopes.com/language/offense/jimmies.asp. I do understand that there is historical debate over this issue and apologize if this illustration was in any way offensive to you. The term is a common New England saying for ice cream sprinkles. And speaking for myself, my family, and friends, was always used in that reference, and that reference alone.
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