I served croquettes for the French boy who is staying with us.
He commented wryly " the word of croquettes is food for dogs and cats inFrench".
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On March 06 2014 at Tochigi, Japan 44 Views
Metamucia On 06/03/2014
well, it's possible that it is a slang word for cat/dog food. Some dog/cat food here looks like croquettes too, little pieces with stuffing. :)
But the French word croquer means "to crunch"- so it may refer to the fact- apart from the shape of dog/cat food- to the crunchy sound the dry chow makes.
mieko_ On 08/03/2014
Thanks for your comments. I think the origin of croquettes is in Belgium. When my husband Yuki went to Belguim, he found a vending machine of croquettes. Belgium is next to France. So I was very surprised to hear that, even it's a slang word.