Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 1 15:19:04 UTC 2002

Douglas G. Wilson said:
>>... now I wonder whether there was a pre-existing word "binky". ....
>My casual conjecture is that "binky" originally meant something small,
>either "baby" or "little finger". I see Binky/Binkie as a nickname on the
>Web and as a name for small pets: Binky the Bunny or Binky the Kitty
>perhaps (not Binky the Killer Whale).

Friend of mine have a small, annoying dog named Binky. I'll ask them where
the name came from, and report back.

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