Growing up, I rarely heard the word "sprinkles" in conjunction with ice cream. Sprinkles were tiny, multi-colored spheres applied to baked goods, usually cupcakes. Jimmies were slightly larger, oblong-shaped chocolate or multi-colored candies used for adorning ice cream cones and sundaes.
Given the plethora of subtle forms of prejudice in this country, I would really hate to think I was contributing to the bigotry when I ordered ice cream.
Readers, what's the difference (if any) for you between sprinkles and jimmies?