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Would You 'Eat' Ice-cream Or 'Take' Ice-cream?

pls am kinda not clear with this style of English.

Would you "EAT" icecream or "TAKE" icecream

av looked it up in a dictionary and culdnt get an answer.

[font=Lucida Sans Unicode]Please Oblige me and correct me

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Some say lick.

All that matters to me is for the sweet thing to get into my stomach.

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Lick is the right word to use abeg. Icecream is no drug to be taken

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They can both be used.

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wetin dey do this moderator sef? he changed my statement from i `wanna` to `i want to`. is the guy not a sophisticat?

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and if you want to sound sophisticated, you say:

`i wanna wack ice cream`

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well i guess thats your opinion, but since ice cream can neither be a meal/food, because i have not seen any place that ice cream has been referred to as food. lick would be preferable for me.

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@topicbstance

i would not say i ate ice cream, kind of looks weird because ice cream is neither solid,but it can either be semi solid or liquid

so lick is preferable when its in a semi solid form and drink when it melts and its completely liquid.

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u lick when its semi-solid, eat when its hard and u take/ drink when its liquid

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Ah, the eat/take idea is one of the big differences between Nigerian English and British English.

Nigerians say 'take' for many foods. I don't know if ice-cream is one of them but I assume so as every Nigerian I've heard uses 'take' for all types of eating/food. My Nigerian boyfriend only ever says 'take' and never 'eat' a food.

In Britain, we only use 'take' for medicine, we never use it for food at all. We eat food, we don't 'take' it. Ever.

This can lead to a lot of confusion!

So, if you are talking to Nigerians, say 'take' or if you are talking to British people say 'eat'.

I eat icecream from a bowl but I lick icecream from a cone as a way of eating it.

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@belle4u2nv

I am not also sure about the correct one some say eat, others say lick,I would just say take cos you don't eat icecream.

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