[Ads-l] janky (1989)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 8 21:49:13 EDT 2019


> You'll have observed that "janky-ass" in the quote needn't have anything
to
> do with luck.

Just as _boody/booty_ needn't have anything to do with pirates,  cf., e.g.

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On Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 1:04 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:
>
> You'll have observed that "janky-ass" in the quote needn't have anything
to
> do with luck.
>
> JL
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 1:34 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Cf. the book-title,
> > White Privilege: Jank or Injustice?: Little Language Lexicon of How ...
> > https://books.google.com › books
> > S.G. Brown - 2018 - ‎Education
> >
> > Unfortunately, the book does not define _jank_.
> >
> > I'm familiar with _jank_ only as the alternate name used for the joker
in
> > various versions of the card-game, whist. in which it is the most
powerful
> > card, more powerful than the most powerful "cutter" or trump-card. I
once
> > hypothesized that _jank_ might be a BE variant of "jinx," since the
joker
> > is a jinx for whoever - or should that be "whomever"? - isn't holding
it.
> > However, I have never heard _jinx_ pronounced as "jank" by anyone.
either
> > in the wild or on a record.
> > --
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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--
-Wilson
-----
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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