How would someone have come up with such a silly little word? Something that is so short, and so fun to say, must have been used by a funny little fellow, don't you think? According to merriam-webster, "pop" is an imitative word. People would have been recreating the sound that they wished to describe.
For my little girl, it is a word of excitement, fun, and play. Pop! go the bubbles. Pop! goes the popcorn. Pop! goes the weasel. For each of these things, we are rewarded with a squeal or a grin. Mistress Hull is gaga for all things that pop. Popcorn, ice pops, bubbles, jack in the box, pop goes the weasel, pop! pop! pop! She even covets my off-limits soda pop.
Enjoying Popcorn During Spring Break Movie-Time
Oh, to be a child and take delight in the littlest things. Isn't it wonderful that, as parents, we can recreate that wonder through our children? Take a moment today and experience something through the eyes of your little one. Won't it be delightful?