Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 09:20:35 -0700
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: my grades are punk
My grandmother (b. 1900, grew up in Iowa, moved to Pacific Northwest in
1918) used "punk" primarily in the sense of not feeling well, but also
less frequently as a synonym of "bad" or "lousy." I think she was the
only person I ever heard use it with those meanings.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Mon, 16 Sep 1996, Becky Howard, Department of Interdisciplinary Writing, Colgate University wrote:
I've heard "punk" used that way to describe someone who isn't feeling well.