[Ads-l] Honyock

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 28 01:50:59 EDT 2017

On Sat, May 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> "honky" is pretty clearly from "hunky"

Indeed. In BE, they're the same word. Those who learned the word from
reading it use "honky." Those who learned it by hearing it say "hunky" or
"honky" according as their pronunciation of "funky" vs. "monkey."

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

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