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of December 12, 1997:
How did the "piggy bank" get its name and shape of a pig?
CHINESE PIG TALES
A popular tradition mirrors a people's ambivalent feelings about swine.
BY KA BO TSANG
|he Chinese attitude
toward the pig reveals a long-standing love-hate relationship that began
with its ancestor the wild boar. The boar was thoroughly detested by farmers
for destroying their vegetable crops, but it was also admired for its great
strength, speed, and ferocity, and the therapeutic values of various parts
of its body. The ancient Chinese drew on the traits of the wild boar to
characterize people and even governments. In time, the Chinese domesticated
the wild boar, and over a long period it evolved into the pig. The pig
provided meat, an important source of protein, and countless by-products.
Its fast growth and reproductive power made it an emblem of wealth and
prosperity. Pigs also played a role in rituals related to death and the
afterlife, and pig effigies and bones were often included in burials. Pigs
were also thought to be efficient guardians of children.
© 1996 by the Archaeological Institute of America
from: Chines Pig Tales
piggy bank shop:
|In Holland there is a shop for "cow and pig collectors" in Breda called "Beestenboel" ; the address: Graaf Hendrik III laan 63, Breda, Netherlands, tel. +31 (0)76 5216324, fax +31 (0)76 5208890|
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piggy bank jokes
|Inflation was getting out of hand, so Joe suggested to his wife Louise, that they should try to save some money on the side. "Every time I lay you, I'll give you a dollar for you piggy bank", he said. After some time they wanted to go on a holiday and smashed the piggy bank to pieces. Out tumbled a bunch of dollars, but there were also many bundles of fives, tens and twenties. "Louise, where did you get all that money?" asked Joe, "each time we made love, I only gave you one dollar!" "So what?" she replied, "do you think everyone is as stingy as you?"|
I will give you my piggy bank but the rate of interest will be
double the bank rate plus movie plus an ice-cream plus...
Copyright: Cartoon by Priya Raj 1995, from IndiaWORLD
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