A. Vine avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Wed Nov 3 19:07:15 UTC 1999

So I'm continuing to read old Word for the Wise scripts (at the Merriam-Webster
site http://www.m-w.com), and came across one for "hokey-pokey".  Based on the
description of the origins of "hokey-pokey", which they say are the same as
those for "hocus-pocus", it made me wonder why the English use "hokey-kokey".
My husband says "hokey-kokey" referring to the musical game, and I'm sure I've
heard his English friends use the same term.

Does anyone know?

(putting her two cents in, taking her two cents out, ...)

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