As a teenager you learn new words, or new meanings for existing words. As a really mean example, a person may be referred to as ‘frigid’ – meaning they are really cold (in any sense of the term). So recently, going through a country museum, seeing this particular piece, made me rethink the original ‘slur’ against someone who was referred to as ‘frigid’.
Here’s what I learned:
- The Frigid (as pictured above), was an ice cream maker.
- The Frigid had a removable sealed lid at both ends and ice was put into the Frigid using the bottom opening.
- A mixture of cream, sugar, vanilla, and one egg was put into the Frigid using the top opening, and voilà, the result was cold and frigid.
“Is It Art?”