Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 03:29:17 -0500 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: two questions: boink and fish shanty > 1). Two years ago some students told me that "to boink" was current slang > meaning to have intercourse with, as in "John boinked Mary." Last week > I heard it used meaning "to get rid of (x)." I assumed that this was > connected with the onomatopoeic comic book use of old. What is current > with boink? i use it to refer to having sex. have no ideas about fish shanties. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA >