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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Feb 26 19:16:40 EST 2017

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 9:24 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> In NYC English, a very frequent var. of "bump" is/was "bunk."

My first white friend as an adult, at the time - 1971 - a resident of Ocean
Parkway, Brooklyn, and a student at Brown, assured me that New-Yorkers
commonly "bunked" - and not "bumped" - into each other on the sidewalk, in
subway stations, etc.

So, he wasn’t merely funning with a hick California Aggie from UC Davis.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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