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Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
21-Mar-12 - 11:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
"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".