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Boinking and Borking

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 18, 2004

In Reply to: Boink clarification from SS posted by WordCrafter on April 18, 2004

: : : Does anyone know the origins of using the work "pork" as a verb. For example asking the question:

: : : Did you pork her?

: : I've more often heard "He borked her" than "He porked her." In an interesting episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Buffy was accused of having let a vampire boink her. But, no, I can't answer the question. SS

: :::Not being up to speed on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", it would be interesting to know exactly what part of the anatomy one is boinked in. (or on) (or around)

The verb "to boink" has been around for about 20 years, I guess. I remember it from Cheers, which ran from 1982 thru 1993. It's a standard sitcom euphemism for heterosexual copulation. It's up to the viewer to decide what part or parts of the anatomy are involved in "boinking".

And the verb "to Bork" has been around since 1987. Judge Robert Bork was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Reagan, but the Senate voted not to confirm the nomination (58-42). Some say he was intellectually qualified to be on the Court, but was too far right. "To Bork" means to find a reason -- any reason-- to block a nominee without coming out and saying it's for political reasons. So common usage of this verb would be in the plural (e.g., "they borked her" or "they borked him").