Celebrate Ice Cream Month and win an iPod nano!
Ronald Reagan’s legacy as the 40th President of the United States is many and varied, but one policy he suggested is unlikely to find much disagreement. In 1984, he designated July ‘National Ice Cream Month’, and ordained that the third Sunday in July should be ‘National Ice Cream Day’.
The Oxford English Dictionary’s current earliest citation for ice cream comes from 1672, and among the compounds listed in the entry are ice-cream van (dating to 1883), ice cream headache (the short-lived headache caused by consuming cold food or drink, 1937), and ice-cream suit (a lightweight white or cream-coloured suit, 1874).
To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, we’re offering the chance to win an iPod nano if you can answer the question below by Friday 26 July at 3pm BST. Remember, you can use Oxford Dictionaries Online to find the answer.
Neapolitan ice cream is made in different layers and/or flavours, but what does ‘Neapolitan’ mean?
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