paku paku taberu is the etymological root
means to eat
. stuff in front of it makes it more specific
(and is usually doubled up like that). paku
paku taberu means to "gobble
though i originally heard this from cuthalion
, i put out a small search for some real evidence
. i won. neener
neener. :) an interview
with the creator
himself can be found at the link at the end of this node, do a search for 'paku
' to find it quicker. i'll include the excerpt from it right here though:
The Japanese have a slang word - paku paku - they use to describe the motion of the mouth opening and closing while one eats. The name Pac Man came from that word.
, Toru Iwatani
< http://retrogamer.merseyworld.com/iwatani.htm >
* by the way, in japanese, u's at the end of words are pretty much not pronounced.