Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The word "Pocky" really means


I'm unsure if this should go here, but I was doing some research on some words in Shakespeare's play "Hamlet" and cam across the word "Pocky". Yes, Pocky is a very famous biscuit stick produced by Glico, and a famous site admin. Now to the main point of the post. "Pocky" in olde English means one infected with the "pox" which probably refers to the small pox that was going around at the time. The other supposed meaning is one infected with a disease. I'm not really sure what they were thinking, but it would make one think twice before taking Pocky from a stranger, no?


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2 Comments:

At Oct 24, 2007, 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Purly said...

What's it called that kids get... measles? Back in medieval times there was a deadly version of it. Well actually, it's still around~! I believe it's called small pocks? That's probably why they're called pocky.

 
At Oct 27, 2007, 7:21:00 PM, Blogger Kip said...

This sounds like a reference to the pock-marks left on the skin by the disease.

 

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