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Pogey Bait

Posted by Jim on January 20, 2002

I worked several years with a former US Marine, who, in addition to being "all MC" was a great storyteller. Many of the stories were related to basic training. Recruits would sometimes receive packages from home containing cookies, sweets or other "contraband". These treats were called "Pogey Bait". I'm curious if anyone else has any input on origin, and also, whether the UK has a similar phrase?

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