Edit: You asked when one would say slurp. Hmmm...if ever, only to ask a child to do the slurping a little more quietly, if in a restaurant.cuchuflete said:Elroy,
On seeing the thread title, I couldn't restrain from asking myself, "Is the Pope Catholic?" GenJen has given a comprehensive explanation. I have little to add except that
there is one additional slurping option--the bottom of a cone.
Perhaps the famous "Ice cream socials" in your part of the galaxy do not provide sufficient auditory examples, but outside of academe, slurping is far from rare.
Ah, yes...another example--dog lovers have been known to place a bowl where a favored pooched can enjoy a bit.
You can slurp liquids, or very liquid foods, such as stew or soup.elroy said:A straightforward question:
Can you slurp ice cream?
If your answer is "yes," please give me a context in which you would say it.
If your answer is "no," please explain why not.