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Posted: 1/16/2006 8:55:33 AM EDT
So, there is this word that rhymes with "bonk", and it will supposedly get you banned from ARFCOM. What is so horrible about it? Yes, I know the real word, but why do some find it offensive?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:56:44 AM EDT
Chuck Norris proclaimed it as offensive, so it is. Do not question the word of Chuck.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:56:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:58:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 8:59:14 AM EDT by chips]
the word is "tonk".

for some reason, a few people get really offended when you say it. the rumor is that "tonk" is the noise that's made when a mag lite comes in contact with an illegal's head. i heard about it several years before coming to arfcom, but the first time i mentioned it here, i was bombarded with ibtl's


ETA: i seriously doubt it's use would result in a banning... at least i hope not
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:00:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:01:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Collin:
So, there is this word that rhymes with "bonk", and it will supposedly get you banned from ARFCOM. What is so horrible about it? Yes, I know the real word, but why do some find it offensive?



IBTL
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:08:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:08:35 AM EDT by DasRonin]
Yes, that is the word origin. Coined by Border Patrol Agents I would guess about 20 years ago or more.

I have seen threads locked here when this word was refered to, and I expect this one will too.

The word is a long way from being policically correct.

My post was to confirm the word origin.

I am not trying to do or say anything offensive.

I think this thread should end now that the question has been answered!




Originally Posted By chips:
the word is "tonk".

for some reason, a few people get really offended when you say it. the rumor is that "tonk" is the noise that's made when a mag lite comes in contact with an illegal's head. i heard about it several years before coming to arfcom, but the first time i mentioned it here, i was bombarded with ibtl's


ETA: i seriously doubt it's use would result in a banning... at least i hope not

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:16:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:



That game rocks!!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:16:38 AM EDT
I never heard of the word before it gained notoriety here. I guess there's not a lot of INS agents here or border patrol to spread the term. I'm sure there are illegal aliens here, but the ones that get caught are mostly from Eastern Europe.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:20:05 AM EDT
This will get locked sooner or later.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:20:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DasRonin:


The word is a long way from being policically correct.




Interesting. A word can be politically incorrect even if it has no meaning.

Like bang. or click.

Is the actual "tonk" sound offensive, too? Or just the word?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:23:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:23:35 AM EDT by 89grand]

Originally Posted By chips:
the word is "tonk".

for some reason, a few people get really offended when you say it. the rumor is that "tonk" is the noise that's made when a mag lite comes in contact with an illegal's head. i heard about it several years before coming to arfcom, but the first time i mentioned it here, i was bombarded with ibtl's


ETA: i seriously doubt it's use would result in a banning... at least i hope not



You would be very wrong in assuming that.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:24:29 AM EDT
I think its only offensive when peopel use it as a racial slur, and THAT would get you banned here (I think)
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:26:11 AM EDT
IBTL

Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:27:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sWs2:
I think its only offensive when peopel use it as a racial slur, and THAT would get you banned here (I think)



A racial slur against whom?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:28:32 AM EDT
Stends for...
Traveling
Outside
Native
Country

not incorrect at all.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:29:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:31:39 AM EDT by hanau]
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:30:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By sWs2:
I think its only offensive when peopel use it as a racial slur, and THAT would get you banned here (I think)



A racial slur against whom?


illegal aliens
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:30:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:

Originally Posted By sWs2:
I think its only offensive when peopel use it as a racial slur, and THAT would get you banned here (I think)



A racial slur against whom?



Invaders from other countries who wish to lower your standard of living and live off your taxes, but want you to learn their language and spend extra money posting signs in their language while they kill cows by leaving plastic shopping bags all over ranches and drive without insurance.

Save the cows!
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:30:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:31:49 AM EDT by raf]
Question answered. Letting this thread live is asking for trouble. raf
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:31:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:31:15 AM EDT by raf]
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Link Posted: 1/16/2006 9:32:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/16/2006 9:32:15 AM EDT by raf]
Edited locking message. raf
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