a dessert in the Greater Philadelphia area that is thicker than a slushy but thinner than a snow cone. Its NOT the same thing as Italian ice.
Its so hot out, I could really go for some Rita's water ice!
What "italian ice" is called in the Philadelphia area.
Hey, want to get some water ice before the eagles game?
Okay...but wait a minute...isn't all ice made out of water?
Water ice is commonly referred to as italian ice
outside of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. It is a flavored ice with a soft texture, not like a snow cone usually consumed in the summer.
Wanna go to Rita's and get some water ice?
1. Redundant way of saying "ice."
2. Retarded way of saying "Italian ice."
1. When cooled to a temperature of 273 Kelvins, water will freeze into its solid state, known as water ice - as opposed to water water and water vapor.
2. "What does the 'Italian' mean in 'Italian ice?'"
"Oh, that just means that it is flavored, as per an Italian style of ice-like dessert."
"What does the 'water' mean in 'water ice?'"
"Oh, that just means that it is...flavored. Just because."