• Jabe Stafford

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Bohunkus - bo*hun*kus n 1 also bohunk(y): The buttocks, haunches. [Perh alter of bohunk] chiefly Sth, esp TX joc, euphem 1962 Atwood Vocab. TX 70, Haunches . . .Other words are very scattered, and include ass, bohunkus, butt. 1965 - 70 DARE (Qu. X35, Joking words for the part of the body that you sit on) Infs DC 11, LA 11

“Get off your bohunkus and do something.”

“Name some synonyms for ‘bohunkus,’ ready, go!”

“Somehow, saying, ‘I’m gonna kick your bohunkus’ doesn’t have the same punch.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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