1) "POGO" is a registered trademark of ConAgra Foods Canada Inc. for their hot dog on a stick in batter. The term has become genericized, and corn dogs of this type are referred to as "pogos". 2) "Pogo" was apparently an early trademark used for the Pogo stick. George Hansburg created a painted all metal, enclosed-spring pogo stick, which was manufactured in Elmhurst, N.Y., and patented in 1919. Pogoing became a fad in Europe and the U.S. in the early 1920s, and the name "Pogo stick" became genericized. 3) Walt Kelly ran a wonderful newspaper comic strip "Pogo", starting in 1948 and ran daily through 1975. 4) In the 1970's, most punk rockers could manage the "Pogo", a dance which involved standing with your feet together and jumping up and down.