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#17312 - 02/02/01 11:19 AM Re: Punky
Loc: rego park
I am older than you, Doug-- i remember when a punk was a form of insense-- a natural grass related to cat-tails that you could dry, and then light, and let smolder-- Punks-- they had a punky smell-- sort of earthy._________________________
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#17313 - 02/02/01 02:19 PM Re: Punky
Inhaling too much punk smoke would make you insensible.
#17314 - 02/02/01 02:20 PM Re: Punky
and if they brought you home insensible, your mother would be highly incensed.
#17315 - 02/02/01 04:21 PM Re: Punky
Loc: New England, USA
punk was a form of insense-- a natural grass related to cat-tails that you could dry, and then light, and let smolder
How well I remember them. We used to light them in the forlorn belief they would keep mosquitos away.
#17316 - 02/02/01 05:56 PM Re: Punky
In my youth, we would use punks to light off fireworks on the Fourth of July. They came in those pre-packaged fireworks kits you could buy from roadside stands. They looked like incense sticks, smelled like burning sawdust.
#17317 - 02/04/01 08:23 AM Re: skanky and manky
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Dunno about skanky, but my great aunt (who'd be more than a hundred if she was still alive) had manky in her vocabulary. The context was "a little tatty" or in need of repair.
#17318 - 02/05/01 05:43 AM Re: skanky
Loc: Sydney Australia
Dinky? Possibly positivity may vary with context and tone of voice...
Drinky? Possibly positivity.... ...but I'm usually prepared to look on it favourably
#17319 - 02/05/01 11:09 AM Re: skanky
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
Dinky - three meanings come to mind:
(1) The much-loved brand name of small metal model cars which were available when I was a kid. Bought out by Matchbox Toys sometime in the late 60s and killed off I understand. Now worth a small fortune each to gullectors if they're in good nick.
(2) A slighting false-positive adjective to describe anything, usually used in sarcasm (but not always) as in "Well, isn't that dinky?"
(3 "Double Income No Kids Yet"_________________________
The idiot also known as Capfka ...
#17320 - 02/05/01 06:05 PM Re: skanky
Dinky also describes something that has been put together too fast and looks like is about to fall apart. Sort of in the same vein as slipshod.
Ooo CapK, I used to love getting those little Dinky cars. My mom had signed us up to get one per month. We still have most of them some 30 years later but have been manhandled by seven kids, and the subsequent generation, the paint jobs did not survive very well.
#17321 - 02/06/01 06:04 AM Re: skanky
Loc: Sydney Australia
Dinky - three meanings come to mind
I did wonder about the relevance of 'dinky-di' - I thought most people who used it would do so in a positive sense.
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