7/17/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is one that originally came from the former British Colony of India:

"I thought it would be poor quality, but it was pukka!"

'Pukka' = good stuff/the genuine article

This is a word you heard more in the 1980-90's in the UK, it seems to have gone out of 'fashion' somewhat, but it's still popular in London.

It originates from the Hindi word 'pakka', meaning substantial.

5 comments:

Kay said...

In Hawaiian, puka means hole. Puka shell necklaces where popular once. It was called that because you strung together shells with little pukas in them.

Vintage Tea said...

I never knew that's where it originated!!!

Victoria xx

Janet said...

Nothing to do with "Pukka Pies", then?

Janet

pamokc said...

And it sounds very Jamie Oliver too! Hope you enjoy your shopping day!

Sandi McBride said...

This is my favorite part of your blog Sarah...and thanks to all the Rudyard Kipling I read as a child, I knew at once what you were about, lol...
Sandi