Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 12:58:46 EST
From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Ohio University Electronic Communication
Date: 15-Feb-1996 12:58pm EST
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From: David Bergdahl Dept: English
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From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Re: two questions: boink and fish shan
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In New York, isn't it mostly the bunk?
Beth, isn't that bunkum from Buncombe, N.C.?--as Mencken tells it, a
representative from Buncombe ended his speeches with "I'm from Buncombe"and he
was parodied as from bunkum. See Raven McDavid's 1-vol abridgement, p. 179.
DARE also lists meanings of "excellent" & "crappy." Deconstructionists take
Also in DARE, Larry, is my sense of bunk [prob. alteration of bump] #2 which is
listed as "NYC, esp Brooklyn." Yep, born there! Another poster's wife from N.J.
used it that way as well. Earlier usage is belly-bunk, bunt sledding. An
extended meaning in marbles sense #3. All the fun things we learn from DARE!!!
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Received: 15-Feb-1996 12:58pm