Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Feb 13 15:34:11 UTC 2008 has more than anyone but a doctoral candidate could wish to know about "crunk" *and* "krunk."

  Essentially, it's a noun designating a style of music or an adjective meaning wildly intoxicated on one or more legal or illegal substances.

  Perhaps it was a sound effect in one of Don Martin's cartoons for _Mad_ in the dim past. Memory fails me.


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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At 2/12/2008 08:17 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>If you don't know what "crunk" means, you gotta be over thirty or at
>least closin' in!

Can you tell us over-30-somethings? Or was it a hoax? Or will it
blow up my Eudora?


> Here's an interesting historical quote that may or may not mean
> squat.. I found it on a scrawled slip of paper I was about to ditch:
> 1994 Conan O'Brien on _Showbiz Today_ (CNN-TV) (Apr. 4): Use our
> new swear word "crunk" ! It's so new that no one knows how vile
> and filthy it really is!
> Go for it.
> JL
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