Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 08:45:09 -0800 From: Allen Maberry Subject: Re: two questions: boink and fish shanty I'm afraid I'm still using it in the old onomotopoetic comic book sense. Perhaps I should be more careful. My grandfather refered to "fishing shacks" set up along the river bank (in his case, the Columbia), to provide shelter from the rain and to keep the playing cards dry while waiting for fish to bite. I've never heard them called "shanties". Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Wed, 14 Feb 1996, M. Lynne Murphy wrote: > > 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 > > > >