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Topic: I just had to share this with all of you fine people
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Dec 29, 2001 12:12PM)
In the late 19th century Evanston, Illinois, nicknamed "Heavenston" by Frances Willard, was a Methodist-minded town, so pious that the town fathers, resenting the dissipating influence of the soda fountain, passed an ordinance forbidding the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday. Some ingenious confectioners, obeying the law, served ice cream with syrup but no soda. This sodaless soda was the Sunday soda, and became so popular that orders for "Sundays" crossed the counter everyday of the week. When objection was raised to christening the dish after the Sabbath, the spelling was changed to Sundae, and so developed one of America's most characteristic dishes.

William Lyon Phelps
Message: Posted by: Bengi (Dec 29, 2001 01:54PM)
Very interesting! But......

NOW I'M HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!!

Bengi :rolleyes:
Message: Posted by: David Smyth (Dec 29, 2001 04:29PM)
Where did you find that out???
Message: Posted by: Magicman0323 (Dec 29, 2001 05:14PM)
Sunday Soda ?

Where are they?

Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Dec 29, 2001 06:16PM)
I found this at-






There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Message: Posted by: BroDavid (Dec 29, 2001 08:28PM)
I knew this site would be educational, but this is just too Good!

I majored in Plagarism in College but this is even easier. Just come here and read and learn this neat stuff.

This really is interesting.

Thanks Ichazod!

Message: Posted by: Steve Landavazo (Dec 29, 2001 11:38PM)
Great post Ichazod!

I now know the meaning of, "Sundae"!

Your bud,

Steve :magicrabbit:
Message: Posted by: Steve Brooks (Dec 30, 2001 03:20AM)
Very cool. :vcool:
Message: Posted by: JaymesR (Jan 2, 2002 11:36PM)
learn something new every day :bg:
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Feb 28, 2010 10:23AM)
It's a good day for a Sundae on this sunny Sunday.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Feb 28, 2010 10:48AM)
On 2001-12-29 19:16, Michael Peterson wrote:
I found this at-

If one searches that site, one will find that this statement about sundaes is said to be a quote from one "William Lyon Phelps". The source for this is something called "Poor Man's College" which is "the collection of 2000 quotes that Aapex software was giving away as a promotion for their quotations CD. Unfortunately, Aapex Software has vanished and this is pretty much all that's left." I don't know whether Poor Man's College is a trusted reference source or not.

However, apparently there are a number of different "origin stories" for the Sundae. See here for some others:

Message: Posted by: balducci (Feb 28, 2010 10:53AM)
Wow. This is an OLD thread. :)
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 28, 2010 10:57AM)
I'm missing something. Did the methodist community see something sinful in soda on Sunday?

This old thread even has a post from Steve Brooks.
Message: Posted by: base851 (Feb 28, 2010 11:08AM)
I love these sorts of "Did you know...?" tidbits. Thanks for sharing! :)
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Feb 28, 2010 06:25PM)
Al, my dad was raised as a Free Methodist. They saw something sinful in pretty much [i]everything[/i].
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Feb 28, 2010 07:22PM)
And there is apparently some controversy over the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundae]origin of the Sundae[/url]. Which is hardly surprising, I suppose.