|Slang City Mail|
|September 9, 2004|
Slang of the
Week: budonkadunk (noun)
Not everyone agrees on how this word should be pronounced or written. In her song hit Work It, Missy Elliot asks her date if he can handle her “gadonk-a-donk-donk.” This song, more than any other, was responsible for bringing the word to mainstream America. And there are many other variations, including gadonkadonk, ga-donk ga-donk donk and just budunk, but according to Google, badonkadonk is the most common version.
The truth is that there isn’t always a “right”
spelling in slang as there is in Standard English. Sometimes words come
into the spoken language in several forms and one becomes the standard.
But just as often, slang words that have a regular spelling (like cool)
get new spellings (kewl).
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