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Posted By: mayomick
24-Mar-12 - 09:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
The frequent use of "bonk on the head" for "knock on the head" led to "bonk" being used as an alternative slang for the word "head" in the east end of London. (I assume that the noun "bonk" was taken from the verb and not the other way around .) Somebody wearing an unusual looking hat for example might be asked "What's that you've got on your bonk?"
That was back in the days when " a bunk up" and not "a bonk" (certainly never a "boink") meant the same thing as "a shag" . Simpler times they were and all the better for it.