DarthTofu Posted December 26, 2005 Share Posted December 26, 2005 (edited) Okay, there are two explanations for how the candy cane came to be. The first is that there was a candy maker who wanted to make something which bore the true meaning of Christmas. he, and I quote from the sign that we saw outside someone's house while checking out Christmas lights "Started with pure white to show the innocence and purity which was Jesus. He then curved red around the white to symbolise the blood that he spilled for all man-kind. Finally he shaped it like a J to stand for Joy because Jesus brings joy." The second explanation comes from a food network special. I don't remember what it was as well, but the idea that it was shaped like a Sheppard's crook (The little curvy things that they whack sheep with to keep 'em in line) and... Well, actually I completely forget the rest of it. I'll have to look it up in the future. But which do you guys think the candy cane was designed to look like? J or Sheppard's crook? Personally I vote Sheppard's crook just because A) If you're going to put something national TV you really want to double check your facts and B) I'm pretty sure the candy cane is popular in several countries which do not use the Phoenecian alphabet as we English-speakers do. Edited December 27, 2005 by DarthTofu 12/14/07Nu kyr'adyc, shi taab'echaaj'la Not gone, merely marching far away Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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