19 March 2006
So what's in a name? The name Bucky Doo can be traced to "Bocardo" a name given by medieval logicians to a categorical syllogism whose standard form has the mood and figure designated as OAO-3. Which is applied to a prison because just as a Bocardo syllogism always ended up in a final negative, so did a compulsory visit to the Bocardo lock-up generally mean a closer aquaintance with 'the Bridport dagger' and a final negative to the drama of life.
I am still no wiser - Ed
Dear Ed., re: Bucky Doo.
Another thought as to how Bucky Doo became just that is that there was (hundreds of years ago before our present Town Hall was built) a public house on the site called "The Buck and Doe". Hope this might help your 'confusion'.
Made up for a laugh...
If I really cast my mind back, I can remember most people referring to Bucky Doo Square simply as "The Square". The name "Bucky Doo" was revived following the installment of that Carl Dixon masterpeice (which actually features a profile of my sis!). Anyway, isn't there a chance that this name wasn't 'revived' and was actually just 'made up for a laugh'? It does seem odd that the town can be filled with people that have lived here for many generations stretching back hundreds of years, and yet there are still no documented facts concerning the origins of the name "Bucky Doo" nor, infact the origins of the annual Torch Light Procession. Most odd indeed! Perhaps the annual procession was invented by the Woodman as a way of increasing revenue back in the late 1970's?