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圣代冰激凌起源地之争

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On the shore of Lake Michigan, in the town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, they've got one of the largest historical markers you'll ever see----28 square feet of homage1 (whoop) - to the ice cream sundae.

This is the home of the Sundae. Greg Buckley is the town manager and he says it was a guy named Ed Burners who came up with the idea. "The rest is ice cream history" (hmmm). Well not quite, to make a short story long, there is a whole another version, set in a whole another town: Ithaca, New York.

Oh, I firmly believe Ithaca is the home of sundae now. This is Bruce Stoff. (for 100 percent, yeah) He is with the Ithaca Visitor's Bureau.

And what was the name of the shop?

It was Platt & Colt's Pharmacy2. This is where it was.

They even have a marker, just like Two Rivers. Not just like.

That's it?

It's not about the size in your sign. It's about, it's about the truth behind the sign. Their feud3 began earlier this summer when Bruce started promoting Ithaca as the sundae's true birthplace.

Two Rivers then issued a proclamation, demanding mostly tongue-in-cheek, that Ithaca cease and desist with this claim since Two Rivers was the true birthplace. No, it isn't. Yes, it is. Ithaca responded with an ad in the Two Rivers' newspaper, basically, saying "oh, yeah? prove it." Two Rivers said you prove it. And Ithaca said OK. You're an idiot.

Bruce went back through old Ithaca journal newspapers. (Now, we are getting close.) And in a paper dated April 5th, 1892, he found a tiny ad: ("There it is.") Cherry Sunday, A New 10-Cent Ice Cream Specialty4 Served Only At Platt & Colt's. Well, this is why I, I still firmly believe that the Sundae was made in Ithaca. So do you concede it that they are the winners? No, we would concede that they are the birthplace... advertising5 for the Ice Cream Sundae.

Grey says Ed Burners invented the Sundae ten years before that ad, which is why his town isn't giving up without a fight---song. "Others try to claim the Sundae started in their town." Needless to say the war continues to escalate6 and although there may never be a true victor at least in this war, both sides get the spoils. Ah, we shout out to the whole world, Ed was first. (Ed was first, Ed was first …)

Ithaca has yet to counter with an embarrassing fight song of its own, but I'm sure they're working on it.

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sundae:ice cream served with a sweet sauce, and nuts, fruit, and syrup 圣代冰激凌
feud:an angry disagreement between two people or groups that continues for a long time 不和,长期斗争
tongue-in-cheek:intended to be humorous and not meant seriously 不当真的,半开玩笑的
desist:formal to stop doing something 终止


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1 homage eQZzK     
n.尊敬,敬意,崇敬
参考例句:
  • We pay homage to the genius of Shakespeare.我们对莎士比亚的天才表示敬仰。
  • The soldiers swore to pay their homage to the Queen.士兵们宣誓效忠于女王陛下。
2 pharmacy h3hzT     
n.药房,药剂学,制药业,配药业,一批备用药品
参考例句:
  • She works at the pharmacy.她在药房工作。
  • Modern pharmacy has solved the problem of sleeplessness.现代制药学已经解决了失眠问题。
3 feud UgMzr     
n.长期不和;世仇;v.长期争斗;世代结仇
参考例句:
  • How did he start his feud with his neighbor?他是怎样和邻居开始争吵起来的?
  • The two tribes were long at feud with each other.这两个部族长期不和。
4 specialty SrGy7     
n.(speciality)特性,特质;专业,专长
参考例句:
  • Shell carvings are a specialty of the town.贝雕是该城的特产。
  • His specialty is English literature.他的专业是英国文学。
5 advertising 1zjzi3     
n.广告业;广告活动 a.广告的;广告业务的
参考例句:
  • Can you give me any advice on getting into advertising? 你能指点我如何涉足广告业吗?
  • The advertising campaign is aimed primarily at young people. 这个广告宣传运动主要是针对年轻人的。
6 escalate biszi     
v.(使)逐步增长(或发展),(使)逐步升级
参考例句:
  • It would tempt Israel's neighbors to escalate their demands.它将诱使以色列的邻国不断把他们的要求升级。
  • Defeat could cause one side or other to escalate the conflict.失败可能会导致其中一方将冲突升级。
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