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#209096 - 01/16/13 10:00 PM Re: herricott & fazool [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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so... bunk bed?

Origin unknown.

bunco? Where they from?

From a card game banco, related to bank

; )

%^)


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#209097 - 01/16/13 10:12 PM Re: Trying yet again [Re: Tromboniator]  
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A discussion of ... nothingness???


We could spend hours here with nothing to talk about.



And often do!


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#209100 - 01/17/13 02:09 AM Re: Trying yet again [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
so... bunk bed?

Origin unknown.

bunco? Where they from?

From a card game banco, related to bank

; )

%^)


okey dokey!

can we extrapolate bunk bed from bunk house? or did that come about vicey versey?


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#209103 - 01/17/13 06:59 AM Re: Trying yet again [Re: Jackie]  
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#209111 - 01/17/13 01:48 PM Re: Trying yet again [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
so... bunk bed?

Origin unknown.


Etymology Online claims it's from bunker. Just a step up from "unknown".

#209113 - 01/17/13 04:21 PM Re: Trying yet again [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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can we extrapolate bunk bed from bunk house?

I am not sure, but if I had to guess I'd say the hosue from the beds in it.


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#209114 - 01/17/13 04:25 PM Re: Trying yet again [Re: Faldage]  
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Etymology Online claims it's from bunker.

Etymology Online says: "1758, probably a shortened from bunker (q.v.)." That "probably" is one reason I do not care for EO. The guy who cobbled it together from all sorts of sources seems not to like "origin unknown" or "etymology uncertain" and does his best to "solve" these lacunae.


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#209115 - 01/17/13 04:49 PM Re: Trying yet again [Re: Jackie]  
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so vicey versey on the bunk beds, and bunker has nothing to do with Buncombe.

It's all coming together!


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