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Sew buttons on ice cream

Posted by Parthian on August 30, 2007

In Reply to: Sew buttons on ice cream posted by T L Gilman on August 28, 2007

: What is the origin and meaning of "sew buttons on ice cream"? A relative of my husband would always reply to "So?" with Sew buttons on ice cream"

:sounds American to me,the OED has ice-cream first used in 1744 if that is any help.