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BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?

21 Mar 12 - 10:48 AM (#3326340)
Subject: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST

Anyone any idea what "bonk" means ?


21 Mar 12 - 10:54 AM (#3326343)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: wysiwyg

Yup.

It's a sports-nutrition way of saying that one's blood sugar has crashed due to insufficient calories and excess activity. Bonking is even more likely if one also fails to properly sustain hydration.

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I think some folks also use this as a derogatory slang term for..... something else, as in "He's bonking the boss's wife." :~)

~S~


21 Mar 12 - 10:55 AM (#3326344)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: wysiwyg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitting_the_wall


21 Mar 12 - 11:01 AM (#3326350)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Mr Happy

it's a reversed knob


21 Mar 12 - 11:03 AM (#3326351)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,PeterC

In the UK it primarily refers to the act of sexual intercourse.


21 Mar 12 - 11:14 AM (#3326352)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Newport Boy

unless you're a cyclist.


21 Mar 12 - 11:20 AM (#3326357)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Shimrod

It's like 'bank' but spelled with an 'o'.


21 Mar 12 - 11:41 AM (#3326371)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Mr Red

FOTFLMAO


21 Mar 12 - 11:46 AM (#3326377)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

JLOTMABLMYAIKE!

(try and figure that out...)

"Bonk!" is the sound made when one of the 3 stooges konks another of the 3 stooges on his noggin, using his knuckles (nyuck! nyuck!), his clenched fist, or a handy hammer or other carpentry tool.


21 Mar 12 - 11:50 AM (#3326378)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: gnomad

Can also mean a physical blow (slang) as in "He bonked me on the head". Unfortunately there is no agreement as to how hard a blow constitutes a "bonk"; anything from a playful tap to lethal is covered.


21 Mar 12 - 11:57 AM (#3326384)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

Yes, "bonk" and "konk" essentially mean the same thing in that respect. Chongo frequently bonks or konks bad guys...and sometimes they bonk or konk him. It is better to bonk than to be bonked, to be the bonker, not the bonkee. At least, that's what Chongo tells me.

Bonnie, on the other hand, apparently spent a good deal of time and energy trying to be bonked by Clyde, so it all depends on how you interpret the word.


21 Mar 12 - 12:00 PM (#3326388)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bettynh

My first thought was "Bonk on the head," and you've nailed the source, Little Hawk. The video gamers seem to have used it as the name for an energy drink.


21 Mar 12 - 12:01 PM (#3326389)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Seayaker

In Rossendale, Lancashire it was a dialect term for a bank, hill, or rise e.g. "I'm goin' up bonk"

It all depends on the context.


21 Mar 12 - 12:12 PM (#3326398)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: saulgoldie

I do know "bonk" from cycling. Silly cyclists--not drinking enough water.

I thought the word for sexual intercourse was "boink" not "bonk." Of course, the UK and the US do many things differently...

Saul


21 Mar 12 - 12:21 PM (#3326407)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray

Did I spot a Bonk! during the Batman fight sequence the other night? The one with Liberace. Classic stuff.


21 Mar 12 - 12:31 PM (#3326415)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: saulgoldie

Whap! Clunk! Zing!

Ah, good times...

Saul


21 Mar 12 - 12:37 PM (#3326422)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: JohnInKansas

The last time I looked at anything to do with Batman it was in the early comic books and it was all "Biff" BOP" and "POW." I think in original usages, the meanings were all pretty much the same, including "Bonk." There was a tendency some decades ago to limit "bonk" to "blows to the head," which in some cases could be self-inflicted accidents, while the other terms primarily meant blows inflicted by one aggressor against another.

Various places have a tendency to pick up on a specific meaning for generic terms, and established meanings in local vernacular may lead some to believe that the term then means only the local or "cultural class" common usage.

John


21 Mar 12 - 12:38 PM (#3326424)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Becca72

Around these parts (Northern New England) "boink" is the term for sexual intercourse and "bonk" is to hit someone, usually on the head.


21 Mar 12 - 12:42 PM (#3326427)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST

Bonk: the sound made by an automobile horn when it has messed up sinuses.


21 Mar 12 - 01:01 PM (#3326441)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Stu

Growing up in Birmingham (UK) a bonk was a large type of marble.


21 Mar 12 - 02:37 PM (#3326491)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Eliza

Your conk is your nose. Clonk (verb) is to hit somebody, it's also an onamatopaeic word for the sound made by a hit (as in cartoons) so is clump(noun), common in HM Prisons ("He'll be getting a clump") As a child in the forties, bonk meant the same as clonk, but now you dare't say it!


21 Mar 12 - 03:00 PM (#3326510)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

The trouble with "boink" is that you can find hardly any good rhymes for it. Even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done.


21 Mar 12 - 03:05 PM (#3326517)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

All these regional (and guessed at) usages drive me bonkers.

Bonkers- insane. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)

Bonk- to hit (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary)


21 Mar 12 - 03:06 PM (#3326518)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish

>>>>JLOTMABLMYAIKE!

(try and figure that out...)<<<<<


I'm too busy chuckling, George! :0)


21 Mar 12 - 03:10 PM (#3326523)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ebbie

Bonk: the sound an empty head makes when one raps it with one's knuckles, especially painful when it is one's own head.


21 Mar 12 - 03:18 PM (#3326526)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

True. The 3 Stooges were very well acquainted with that problem.

If you look at them now, you have to wonder how three such singularly unattractive and weird little men managed to build a lengthy and lucrative career for themselves in the entertainment business. It worked fine then, but I doubt that it would nowadays. One really striking thing about them was how short they were...not quite as short as Danny De Vito, but pretty near. I've been reading up on Larry, the one with the wild hairdo: apparently he was a professional level boxer AND a superb concert violinist! His actual name was Larry Fine. Moe's name was Moe Howard, and Curly was Moe's younger brother, replacing their other brother, Shep, in the later years. The phrase "a face only a muthah could love" comes to mind....as does the term "Soitinly!"


21 Mar 12 - 04:59 PM (#3326581)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Mrr at work

I recall from an old Star Trek - Bonk Bonk on the head, bad kid!


21 Mar 12 - 06:28 PM (#3326623)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Joe_F

My impression from other Internet sites is that a boink, and perhaps also a bonk, meant an occasion where accessible members of a Web site, newsgroup, etc. met face to face.


21 Mar 12 - 09:42 PM (#3326736)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,999

Bonk: the sound a car horn makes when it has a sinus problem.


21 Mar 12 - 10:53 PM (#3326770)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,leeneia

And then there's:

plonk = cheap wine
pong = a bad smell
conkers = horse chestnuts?


21 Mar 12 - 11:10 PM (#3326776)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bugsy

'Can also mean a physical blow (slang) as in "He bonked me on the head". '

Very true. That is unless you happen to be a sailor, then it would be "he bonked me IN the head"



Cheers

Bugsy


21 Mar 12 - 11:17 PM (#3326777)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49

"The trouble with "boink" is that you can find hardly any good rhymes for it. Even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done."

Are you huffin' me? You've led a very sheltered life Hawk.....as has Miles evidently.....................

I had a great night with Gina......No shit man, I pounded her fockin' eyeballs out....Had her oinkin' from the boinkin!


Spaw


21 Mar 12 - 11:26 PM (#3326788)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,999

Thanks          for the memories,

































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21 Mar 12 - 11:37 PM (#3326791)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Bee-dubya-ell

"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".


22 Mar 12 - 08:21 AM (#3326958)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: GUEST,Patsy

Like a bonking good idea which you haven't given enough thought to.


22 Mar 12 - 08:27 AM (#3326962)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Becca72

LH - of course you meant "Shemp" not "Shep"...


22 Mar 12 - 11:44 AM (#3327079)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

Yes, that's right. It was "Shemp". I realized it after I'd hit "Submit Message"...thought "Will anyone notice?"...and you did. ;-D Nice work.

Spaw - I didn't say it was impossible to write A song lyric that rhymes "boink" with another word. I merely said that even Lynn Miles has failed to write a good song lyric with anything that rhymes with the word "boink", and that means it simply can't be done."

Good. A GOOD song lyric. Got it? No one has written a GOOD song lyric that rhymes anything with "boink". That, sadly, includes you... ;-D


22 Mar 12 - 08:44 PM (#3327400)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ross Campbell

When I used to read about cars and engines at school (ten years before I could drive), "bonk" was used as a term for the sound of a misfiring engine.

from "Secret of the Dragon's Breath: Book Two By Derek Hart"

Usually caused by fuel failing to ignite in the chamber - sometimes followed by a backfire as described in the book exerpt.


22 Mar 12 - 09:26 PM (#3327424)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49

Geeziz Hawk....What a complete load of shit. You are probably a big fan of Mitt Romney...........

and btw.....Shemp was both before and after Curley if you recall. Then when Shemp died there were a couple of unrelated assholes who filled in as the fat guy stooge.   

They all sucked.....really bad......simpleass act with nothing funny......


Spaw


22 Mar 12 - 11:09 PM (#3327456)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

You are the one who's a big fan of Mitt Romney, Spaw. I know that you have a golden idol of him in your living room, and you bow down and kiss its feet every night before going to bed. It figures that a dumbass who watches NASCAR for hours and thinks shopping at WalMart is a consciousness-raising experience and thinks he has a 46 inch long dick would also worship Mitt Romney!

I didn't recall that Shemp was after Curly, though. Did Curly die first and then get replaced by Shemp? Yeah, I thought they ALL sucked too...dreadful acting...godawful dumb sight gags...exaggerated and totally repetitive, mindless crap. It defies imagination how they could have built a successful career on such garbage.

Well, at least we agree on the Stooges! ;-D But I'll never join you in your unholy lust for Mitt Romney. Not a chance.


23 Mar 12 - 12:34 AM (#3327494)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49

I'm always amazed with guys like Mitt who happily lie when the truth would sound better. He's never held a position he didn't like until he claims he never believed what he had been standing for.   They say if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything and Mitt has stood for everything at different times and seems saddened and/or angry when people don't fall for his crap.

His Dad is probably the only person flipping more than Mitt because I'm sure George Romney is turning over in his grave. Mitt is something any father would be proud of doncha' think?


Spaw


23 Mar 12 - 11:15 AM (#3327677)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

Hmmm...yeah. Well, I don't really even want to think about it, know what I mean? I get a little nauseous when I think for too long about Mitt Romney. Or Rick Santorum. Or Newt Gingrich. I even get queasy when Obama's name comes up. And when Hillary's name comes up, I break out in hives. ;-)


23 Mar 12 - 01:49 PM (#3327764)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: frogprince

" when Hillary's name comes up, I break out in hives. ;-) "

    But, for this discussion, the question is:
       Would you bonk her?


23 Mar 12 - 03:50 PM (#3327850)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

Not a chance.


23 Mar 12 - 07:39 PM (#3327948)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: catspaw49

Okay....You wouldn't bonk her but would you boink her? These are 2 different words........For instance I might be inclined to bonk you upside the head with an iron skillet but I wouldn't boink you for love or money...............


Spaw


24 Mar 12 - 01:54 AM (#3328024)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Little Hawk

Oh...yeah, I see. Okay. I might bonk her, then, but I wouldn't boink her.

Nor you either, for that matter.


24 Mar 12 - 02:47 AM (#3328031)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: MGM·Lion

Shall we rewrite the greatest poem in the English language ~~ favourite of Gussy Fink-Nottle?

OK ~

"Christopher Robin went bonkety-bonkety-bonkety-bonkety-bonk..."

~A.A. MtheGM~


24 Mar 12 - 09:59 AM (#3328102)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: mayomick

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.


24 Mar 12 - 10:15 AM (#3328111)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: TheSnail

It's THE SUN what did it!


24 Mar 12 - 11:12 AM (#3328138)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Amos

LH:

My little piglet gives an oink
To let me know he wants a boink.
I wish he'd stop that irksome oinking,
I cannot help him with his boinking.


Can't be done, indeed!! :D


A


24 Mar 12 - 11:17 AM (#3328141)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: MGM·Lion

Well, help him to a bit of stonking bonking instead!


24 Mar 12 - 02:34 PM (#3328240)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Dan Schatz

Ignoring the innuendos....

I performed a wedding once with two cyclists. As part of their vows, they each promised "to pull you along when you bonk."

Half the congregation looked confused, but their cycling friends all understood.

Dan


24 Mar 12 - 07:46 PM (#3328374)
Subject: RE: BS: What does 'bonk' mean ?
From: Ed T

Head bonker

This story bionks me in the head.