Hokypoky hocus pocus
U 5.357-62: ... waiting for it to melt in their stomachs. [...] Look at them. Now I bet it makes them feel happy. Lollipop. It does. Yes, bread of angels it's called. There's a big idea behind it, kind of kingdom of God is within you feel. First communicants. Hokypoky penny a lump.
As 'hokypoky' is a form of ice-cream, it is no coincidence that Bloom’s train of thought runs from “waiting for it to melt in their stomachs”, through “Lollipop”, to "Hokypoky".
This section was headed “Police News”, as there were a significant number of cases where the unhygenic product caused illness or even death.
Hokey-pokey was a great favourite with children - seen here licking it out of small glasses:
Sometimes the hokey-pokey men would put the ice-cream lump on a piece of brown (tissue) paper, often folded into the shape of a cone. Wafers (as mentioned in the Circe episode) only became popular at the turn of the century.
1 As Thornton shows in his Allusions in Ulysses (1967), with a reference to the OED.
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