I always thought this quote from Scott Pilgrim to be right, since I had no reason to think otherwise:
Did you know that the original name for Pac-Man was Puck-Man? You'd think it was because he looks like a hockey puck but it actually comes from the Japanese phrase 'Paku-Paku,' which means to flap one's mouth open and closed. They changed it because they thought Puck-Man would be too easy to vandalize, you know, like people could just scratch off the P and turn it into an F or whatever.
But an exchange with another user made me second guess the whole thing. Was it maybe something the writers came up with? Or maybe they were referencing a widespread urban legend?
Can any of you shed some light over this trivia? Was his name originally Puck-man? And if so, was it changed for the stated reason?
Note: This is independent of it coming from "paku-paku" or not, though answers can glance over that if they think it's relevant.