Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I Poke Thee!

Poke means different things to different people.

Now, it is something you do on Facebook.
You click the little poke button to say " Hey, I am here!"
If you are lucky, you get to have poking wars with someone special.

Do you remember the miniseries " Lonesome Dove"?
A poke was about having a good time *wink, wink* with a person of the opposite sex.

When you are talking about a poke cake, you are talking about using a wooden spoon handle to push(or poke) holes in the cake and than you pour glaze, jello, or pudding over the cake and some of it runs down into the holes.
I really like the pudding kind. Ummmm...

Now,where was I?

Oh yeah, the different kinds of pokes.

There is the "pig in a poke".
In this case the poke is a bag or sack. Don't buy the poke until you have seen the pig in it. Cause it might not be a pig, but a cat. And by checking, you could let the cat out of the bag. The jig is up!

Poke is a raw fish salad in Hawaii.

A slow poke is someone that is slow.
Or it is the name of a song.
Or it's a pokeman.
Or if you take off the w in slow it's a caramel sucker.

Lastly, we have the poke I know and love. You walk up to someone with a stick or finger and you push on the other person with it. The other person may or may not get annoyed with you. Do this at your own risk.

This concludes your poking lesson for the day.

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Last year's P- Pondering the Demise of the Pom-Pom

24 comments:

  1. I had a friend surprise me for a visit and I spent a lot of time poking him with my finger because I couldn't believe he was real. Good thing he found it amusing

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  2. I had never heard of a poke cake! Will have to try that. Always wondered about that song about poke salad annie, but I think it was just about a salad...maybe. Thanks for the interesting blog. And then people used to carry their things in a 'poke' when people did not have a suitcase.

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    1. Soggy in the corner, you don't see many poke cakes anymore. Maybe my age is showing.

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  3. Thank you re the *nudge, nudge, wink, wink* poke as I always get kinda shocked when someone "pokes" me on Facebook! Over from the A-Z, nice to meet you :)

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  4. Nice to meet you too, Claire.

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  5. Poking you via A-Z challenge, in the Facebook way, I mean.

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    1. I hope so, nansie. The Lonesome Dove way would be a bit unseemly ;)

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  6. You are so right. Prompts help when you can't think of anything to write. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Poke is also the other white meat in Mississippi.

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    1. Al, that is good to know if I am ever there and want some chops.

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  8. I love poking people with a stick!

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  9. Now the poking with a finger I totally get, but for some reason I can't figure out the poke on facebook. I got poked once there and it just stays on my page and I wonder are the continuing to poke me so I poked them back like every day. It was really weird:)

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    1. It will sit there until you poke them. They can't poke you again until you poke them back.

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  10. Makes me think of the Three Stooges ;-)

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    1. Yes, they did poke a lot, didn't they?

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  11. great post, so many things about a poke I didn't know!
    -MJ A to Z blogger http://creativelyspiltink.blogspot.com/

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    1. MJ, my husband pointed out I forgot cow poke. Whatever!
      Thanks.

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  12. very educational! You do bring out the fun in words, don't you.

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