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Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 26 14:57:14 EST 2017

Oh yes! My grandmother (b. NYC 1888) used to say "bunk into", which I
thought very strange. I don't recall hearing it from anyone else, though.


On Feb 26, 2017 9:25 AM, "Jonathan Lighter" wrote:

RE "Trunk."

IN NYC English, a vert frequent var. of "bump" is/was "bunk."

Cf., perhaps, to "bonk."


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