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Subject: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:48 AM

Anyone any idea what "bonk" means ?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:54 AM

Yup.

It's a sports-nutrition way of saying that one's blood sugar has crashed due to insufficient calories and excess activity. Bonking is even more likely if one also fails to properly sustain hydration.

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I think some folks also use this as a derogatory slang term for..... something else, as in "He's bonking the boss's wife." :~)

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:55 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitting_the_wall


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:01 AM

it's a reversed knob


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,PeterC
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:03 AM

In the UK it primarily refers to the act of sexual intercourse.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Newport Boy
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:14 AM

unless you're a cyclist.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:20 AM

It's like 'bank' but spelled with an 'o'.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:41 AM

FOTFLMAO


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:46 AM

JLOTMABLMYAIKE!

(try and figure that out...)

"Bonk!" is the sound made when one of the 3 stooges konks another of the 3 stooges on his noggin, using his knuckles (nyuck! nyuck!), his clenched fist, or a handy hammer or other carpentry tool.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: gnomad
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:50 AM

Can also mean a physical blow (slang) as in "He bonked me on the head". Unfortunately there is no agreement as to how hard a blow constitutes a "bonk"; anything from a playful tap to lethal is covered.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:57 AM

Yes, "bonk" and "konk" essentially mean the same thing in that respect. Chongo frequently bonks or konks bad guys...and sometimes they bonk or konk him. It is better to bonk than to be bonked, to be the bonker, not the bonkee. At least, that's what Chongo tells me.

Bonnie, on the other hand, apparently spent a good deal of time and energy trying to be bonked by Clyde, so it all depends on how you interpret the word.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bettynh
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:00 PM

My first thought was "Bonk on the head," and you've nailed the source, Little Hawk. The video gamers seem to have used it as the name for an energy drink.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Seayaker
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:01 PM

In Rossendale, Lancashire it was a dialect term for a bank, hill, or rise e.g. "I'm goin' up bonk"

It all depends on the context.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:12 PM

I do know "bonk" from cycling. Silly cyclists--not drinking enough water.

I thought the word for sexual intercourse was "boink" not "bonk." Of course, the UK and the US do many things differently...

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:21 PM

Did I spot a Bonk! during the Batman fight sequence the other night? The one with Liberace. Classic stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: saulgoldie
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:31 PM

Whap! Clunk! Zing!

Ah, good times...

Saul


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:37 PM

The last time I looked at anything to do with Batman it was in the early comic books and it was all "Biff" BOP" and "POW." I think in original usages, the meanings were all pretty much the same, including "Bonk." There was a tendency some decades ago to limit "bonk" to "blows to the head," which in some cases could be self-inflicted accidents, while the other terms primarily meant blows inflicted by one aggressor against another.

Various places have a tendency to pick up on a specific meaning for generic terms, and established meanings in local vernacular may lead some to believe that the term then means only the local or "cultural class" common usage.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Becca72
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:38 PM

Around these parts (Northern New England) "boink" is the term for sexual intercourse and "bonk" is to hit someone, usually on the head.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 12:42 PM

Bonk: the sound made by an automobile horn when it has messed up sinuses.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Stu
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 01:01 PM

Growing up in Birmingham (UK) a bonk was a large type of marble.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 02:37 PM

Your conk is your nose. Clonk (verb) is to hit somebody, it's also an onamatopaeic word for the sound made by a hit (as in cartoons) so is clump(noun), common in HM Prisons ("He'll be getting a clump") As a child in the forties, bonk meant the same as clonk, but now you dare't say it!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:00 PM

The trouble with "boink" is that you can find hardly any good rhymes for it. Even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:05 PM

All these regional (and guessed at) usages drive me bonkers.

Bonkers- insane. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

Bonk- to hit (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:06 PM

>>>>JLOTMABLMYAIKE!

(try and figure that out...)<<<<<


I'm too busy chuckling, George! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:10 PM

Bonk: the sound an empty head makes when one raps it with one's knuckles, especially painful when it is one's own head.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 03:18 PM

True. The 3 Stooges were very well acquainted with that problem.

If you look at them now, you have to wonder how three such singularly unattractive and weird little men managed to build a lengthy and lucrative career for themselves in the entertainment business. It worked fine then, but I doubt that it would nowadays. One really striking thing about them was how short they were...not quite as short as Danny De Vito, but pretty near. I've been reading up on Larry, the one with the wild hairdo: apparently he was a professional level boxer AND a superb concert violinist! His actual name was Larry Fine. Moe's name was Moe Howard, and Curly was Moe's younger brother, replacing their other brother, Shep, in the later years. The phrase "a face only a muthah could love" comes to mind....as does the term "Soitinly!"


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Mrr at work
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 04:59 PM

I recall from an old Star Trek - Bonk Bonk on the head, bad kid!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Joe_F
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 06:28 PM

My impression from other Internet sites is that a boink, and perhaps also a bonk, meant an occasion where accessible members of a Web site, newsgroup, etc. met face to face.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 09:42 PM

Bonk: the sound a car horn makes when it has a sinus problem.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 10:53 PM

And then there's:

plonk = cheap wine
pong = a bad smell
conkers = horse chestnuts?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bugsy
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:10 PM

'Can also mean a physical blow (slang) as in "He bonked me on the head". '

Very true. That is unless you happen to be a sailor, then it would be "he bonked me IN the head"



Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:17 PM

"The trouble with "boink" is that you can find hardly any good rhymes for it. Even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done."

Are you huffin' me? You've led a very sheltered life Hawk.....as has Miles evidently.....................

I had a great night with Gina......No shit man, I pounded her fockin' eyeballs out....Had her oinkin' from the boinkin!


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:26 PM

Thanks          for the memories,

































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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Mar 12 - 11:37 PM

"Bonk" is onomatopoetic. It is what it sounds like. If you hit your head against a wall, it goes "bonk". If you hit the headboard of a bed against a wall while doing the Horizontal Mambo, it goes "bonk". If a marathon runner "hits the wall", even though the wall is strictly metaphorical, it goes "bonk", even though the sound is even more metaphorical than the wall.

If it goes "bonk",there's a good chance somebody's going to call it "bonking".


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 08:21 AM

Like a bonking good idea which you haven't given enough thought to.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Becca72
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 08:27 AM

LH - of course you meant "Shemp" not "Shep"...


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 11:44 AM

Yes, that's right. It was "Shemp". I realized it after I'd hit "Submit Message"...thought "Will anyone notice?"...and you did. ;-D Nice work.

Spaw - I didn't say it was impossible to write A song lyric that rhymes "boink" with another word. I merely said that even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done."

Good. A GOOD song lyric. Got it? No one has written a GOOD song lyric that rhymes anything with "boink". That, sadly, includes you... ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 08:44 PM

When I used to read about cars and engines at school (ten years before I could drive), "bonk" was used as a term for the sound of a misfiring engine.

from "Secret of the Dragon's Breath: Book Two By Derek Hart"

Usually caused by fuel failing to ignite in the chamber - sometimes followed by a backfire as described in the book exerpt.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 09:26 PM

Geeziz Hawk....What a complete load of shit. You are probably a big fan of Mitt Romney...........

and btw.....Shemp was both before and after Curley if you recall. Then when Shemp died there were a couple of unrelated assholes who filled in as the fat guy stooge.   

They all sucked.....really bad......simpleass act with nothing funny......


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Mar 12 - 11:09 PM

You are the one who's a big fan of Mitt Romney, Spaw. I know that you have a golden idol of him in your living room, and you bow down and kiss its feet every night before going to bed. It figures that a dumbass who watches NASCAR for hours and thinks shopping at WalMart is a consciousness-raising experience and thinks he has a 46 inch long dick would also worship Mitt Romney!

I didn't recall that Shemp was after Curly, though. Did Curly die first and then get replaced by Shemp? Yeah, I thought they ALL sucked too...dreadful acting...godawful dumb sight gags...exaggerated and totally repetitive, mindless crap. It defies imagination how they could have built a successful career on such garbage.

Well, at least we agree on the Stooges! ;-D But I'll never join you in your unholy lust for Mitt Romney. Not a chance.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 12:34 AM

I'm always amazed with guys like Mitt who happily lie when the truth would sound better. He's never held a position he didn't like until he claims he never believed what he had been standing for.   They say if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything and Mitt has stood for everything at different times and seems saddened and/or angry when people don't fall for his crap.

His Dad is probably the only person flipping more than Mitt because I'm sure George Romney is turning over in his grave. Mitt is something any father would be proud of doncha' think?


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM

Hmmm...yeah. Well, I don't really even want to think about it, know what I mean? I get a little nauseous when I think for too long about Mitt Romney. Or Rick Santorum. Or Newt Gingrich. I even get queasy when Obama's name comes up. And when Hillary's name comes up, I break out in hives. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: frogprince
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 01:49 PM

" when Hillary's name comes up, I break out in hives. ;-) "

    But, for this discussion, the question is:
       Would you bonk her?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 03:50 PM

Not a chance.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49
Date: 23 Mar 12 - 07:39 PM

Okay....You wouldn't bonk her but would you boink her? These are 2 different words........For instance I might be inclined to bonk you upside the head with an iron skillet but I wouldn't boink you for love or money...............


Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 01:54 AM

Oh...yeah, I see. Okay. I might bonk her, then, but I wouldn't boink her.

Nor you either, for that matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 02:47 AM

Shall we rewrite the greatest poem in the English language ~~ favourite of Gussy Fink-Nottle?

OK ~

"Christopher Robin went bonkety-bonkety-bonkety-bonkety-bonk..."

~A.A. MtheGM~


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: mayomick
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 09:59 AM

The frequent use of "bonk on the head" for "knock on the head" led to "bonk" being used as an alternative slang for the word "head" in the east end of London. (I assume that the noun "bonk" was taken from the verb and not the other way around .) Somebody wearing an unusual looking hat for example might be asked "What's that you've got on your bonk?"
That was back in the days when " a bunk up" and not "a bonk" (certainly never a "boink") meant the same thing as "a shag" . Simpler times they were and all the better for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: TheSnail
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 10:15 AM

It's THE SUN what did it!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Amos
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 11:12 AM

LH:

My little piglet gives an oink
To let me know he wants a boink.
I wish he'd stop that irksome oinking,
I cannot help him with his boinking.


Can't be done, indeed!! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 11:17 AM

Well, help him to a bit of stonking bonking instead!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 02:34 PM

Ignoring the innuendos....

I performed a wedding once with two cyclists. As part of their vows, they each promised "to pull you along when you bonk."

Half the congregation looked confused, but their cycling friends all understood.

Dan


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ed T
Date: 24 Mar 12 - 07:46 PM

Head bonker

This story bionks me in the head.


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