Thursday, July 29, 2010

An Amusing Alliteration

The other day I found out that panko is the name of Japanese breadcrumbs.

Naturally, I imagined a machine in which Japanese breadcrumbs bounced down pegs: panko pachinko.

Then, visiting Wikipedia to write this blog post, I learned that the wooden pachinko machine I played with, as a young boy, at a relative's home was also a Japanese thing.  That makes it less surprising that I cannot remember ever seeing any others.  I wonder what family story was there, probably now lost...

1 comment:

pussreboots said...

My grandmother's friend had a panchinko game. I remember being completely fascinated by it when I was about three.