The Fourth Lateran Council of 1215 taught that at consecration the substance of the bread and the wine at communion is replaced by the substance of Christ's actual body and blood, thus the word transubstantiation.
When the average parishoner would ask the priest, "But why does the bread and wine still taste like bread and wine and not taste like flesh and blood?" the priest would answer, "It is not essential that it taste like blood or flesh to actually be blood and flesh."
Some of the laypeople became a little skeptical of the priest's explanation. In fact, some even felt the priests were pulling a fast one on the church. As a result the archaic phrase "hocus pocus," which means "to trick someone," was derived from the priest's words, in Latin, "hoc est (this is) the body and blood of Christ."
We must remember that God's people demand reasonable, Biblical explanations for the ordinances and will not settle for man's traditions or instititional pontifications.
A good reminder for us Southern Baptists.
In His Grace,