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Offline taregg

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same question.


 

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Re: what is different meaning between bunk and punk ?
« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2013 22:00:18 »
I'm not sure, but it is certainly is easier to debunk a psychic than depunking a kid.
 

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Re: what is different meaning between bunk and punk ?
« Reply #2 on: 05/02/2013 09:55:47 »
please can i have more answer.
 

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Re: what is different meaning between bunk and punk ?
« Reply #3 on: 05/02/2013 10:37:39 »
please can i have more answer.

The difference is that first letter is inverted :)


"bunk" is a contraction of bunkum ... https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/bunkum

"punk" as a verb has an obscene meaning, so I'm not going to post the wiktionary.org link to it.
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Re: what is different meaning between bunk and punk ?
« Reply #4 on: 05/02/2013 11:43:10 »
Phonetically both "b" and "p" are considered bilabial stop consonants.  However,
"b" is Voiced.
"p" is Unvoiced. 

Punk, as a noun would be a young kid, perhaps a troublemaker.
Punk is also an adjective, as in Punk Rock.  Apparently small "garage" rock bands.

Bunk could be a place to sleep.
Bunk may also refer to hogwash. 
And, I suppose debunk is derived from this meaning of hogwash.
 

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Re: what is different meaning between bunk and punk ?
« Reply #5 on: 14/02/2013 22:47:27 »
Certainly in Oz, bunk can be used as slang for move, ie bunk up, you'd say to someone on a bench, to allow you space to sit.  OR give me a bunk up, would be wanting a leg up, to get on a horse.

Usual use would be bunk as in beds on 2 levels, or on boats/ships, etc

My immediate reference to punk would be a really annoying, aggressively pushy male child BUT in modern idiom, it can refer to a practical joke, ie you've been punk'd.
 

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