Trivia of the Day for Saturday

Many moons ago, cookware and dishes in Europe were made of an orange clay called “pygg.” When people started saving coins in jars made of this clay, they jars became known as “pygg banks.”

In the nineteenth century, allegedly an English potter misunderstood the meaning of the term “pygg,’ thinking it was “pig.” When someone asked him to make a pygg bank, he made one shaped like a pig. This idea caught on and soon everyone wanted a “piggy” bank.


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