Southern Terms and how they relate to Sports Ministry from the fertile mind of Ken Cross for all the “unedjumakated” folks from different regions of the world. Today’s phrase is “Pig in a Poke” A pig in a poke is a thing that is bought without first being inspected, and thus of unknown authenticity or quality. The idiom is attested to be used way back in 1555. A "poke" is a bag, so the image is of a concealed item being sold. Sports Ministry usage: As a Sports Minister you hear a salesman want to sell you uniforms and they cannot send you a sample or guarantee the final price. You respond with, “I will not buy a pig in a poke!”

Posted by Ken Cross at 2021-06-21 19:28:35 UTC