I wanted to understand the etymological explanation of the "pucky"

in "bull-pucky" and "horse-pucky". I just wondered if the coming

volume of DARE includes "pucky" or not, but no dictionary refers to

its etymological explanation. Does it have any relation to "hocky"?

A sort of rhyming slang?

Then, what is the origin of "hocky"?

I wanted to have some clue to the above questions badly, and I wanted

to ask for your help with my question.

Thank you very very much, and I am looking for your kind advice.

Masayoshi Yamada

Chair/Professor of Linguistics

Dept. of English

Faculty of Education

Shimane University

1060 Nishikwatsu-cho

Matsue City, Shimane-ken fax:0852-32-6279

690 JAPAN e-mail: masa-ya[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]edu.shimane-u.ac.jp