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Re: MR: Wlonk update
Poster: Dick Eney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Fred Homan wrote:
> Poster: email@example.com (Fred Homan)
> I couldn't resist adding the "y" to wlonk just to see how it
> sounded (I do hear the written in my head, after all. :-)). Actually,
> it sounds pretty cool. Now to come up with a nice derivative meaning...
Tamar the Gypsy pokes her head in the tent: I think perhaps "wlonk" does
have a survival form in the modern world; in some circles, at least, a
"wonk" is someone who knows a lot about something, e.g., "science wonks" -
it seems to be a British slang term, and not entirely derogatory either
(though "wonky" is, meaning "not working quite right"). "Wonk" could
plausibly be derived from "wlonk". It might be a good idea to slightly
emphasize the "l" to be certain people don't confuse the two words.
=Tamar the Gypsy (mka Tamar Lindsay sharing account
I think my new red outfit is wlonky...
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