04.28.2021 (16 Days Ago)
The Freckled Strawberry
Making It a Treat
Making It a Treat
16 days ago 4 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

My friend uses the word "treats" to describe anything from cookies, ice cream, taffy, biscuits and even to coffee. She sent me a picture of her outing last week and said, "Niles and I even stopped for "treats"". When I looked at the picture, my mouth started watering and I imagined them sitting on a park bench with the soft warm sun shining on their cute faces.  I could even taste the warm chocolate icing melting around what appeared to be a donut covered in Oreo bits. Since her first "treats" post, we have a running dual over finding the most creative coffee cup to have our afternoon coffee, and then toast and to post to creative mugs or paper coffee cups with "treats". I believe Starbucks won last year.

At first, I was annoyed that vanilla ice cream, topped with a chocolate chip cookie was also a "treat". Everything is a treat. She doesn't call it by its proper name, she generalizes the treat. How can one generalize a treat?

A treat to me, is NOT a small piece of hard candy, left in the bottom of your grandma's purse that she gives you to create some quiet. But, "treat" is such a special word. It makes you bubble with anticipation...

I think she uses that word "treats" because she lives in the UK. We use the word dessert, here in the US.

I think I could really tease with her and take a picture of my favorite rock and roll band t-shirt and tell her that I bought myself a "treat"....


What is the word you chose to describe, when giving yourself a treat?



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  •  Gotham_Events wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I love treats
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  •  Fred wrote 15 Days Ago (positive) 
    Whipped cream!
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 15 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I use treat and dessert intermittently. A treat would denote something out of the ordinary or special. The Fresh Tiramisu from our favorite Italian place is a treat. Dessert would be a bowl ice cream from the freezer. Both have their places and are enjoyed in any regard.
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 14 Days Ago (neutral) 
    A treat is anything that is an out-of-the-ordinary delight. And now I am hungry!
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