The Official National Bunk Day Thread

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    According to my girlfriend it's national bunk day today. So, for the first time in my history, I am skipping school to go hang out with her (though I personally think that she made that up so she could see me today).

    What's everyone else doing? Hopefully being good and staying in school. (Young'uns, don't follow my example, it's very, very bad)

    Edit: Okay, after doing some reading, I've discovered that 'bunk' is sort of a Rhode Island term, so most of you probably have no idea what the hell I'm talking about. I guess the Friday before a week break is National Bunk Day in...Rhode Island.

    From UrbanDictionary.com :
     
  2. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Would that be like senior skip day? I went to school that day *shakes head*.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    ...I thought this thread was going to have something to do with beds. Honestly.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I guess im just another crazy rhode islander.
     
  5. zioxide macrumors 603

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    every day at college is national bunk day.. oh ****, i'm supposed to be in class right now.. lolz
     
  6. Raid macrumors 68020

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    My standard advice to kids these days is to get all the education they can, while they can. But every once and a while its good to take a break so enjoy your skip day. :) Just don't make it a habit!

    BTW "Bunk" is also a term my grandfather was quite prone to using. For him it meant some thing was nonsensical or a out right lie. Probably a popular term for the parents of baby boomers, but I haven't heard it used in a long time.
     
  7. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    My school gave us a few "personal" days - since there were so many students that went hunting (I lived in HICKSVILLE USA). I used mine on senior skip day hehehe, my principal loved the idea. Everyone else who skipped that day got some form of slap on the wrist from it.
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I've heard that usage before. One of my high school english teachers used to use it all the time.
     
  9. Antares macrumors 68000

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    Bunk is also a term related to rumors. i.e. you, "debunk" the rumor about a new iMac being released this Tuesday. "Debunk" being the antonym of the word "bunk."

    I also think it was a slang word that I remember hearing. "Aw, that's bunk!"

    Cool. One of my friends is from Hicksville, OH. It took me a while before I knew she was actually serious about the town's name...
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    It's a term I'm familiar with, bunking off and all that.

    However, the term 'twagging' does sometimes cause confusion to those unfamiliar with it...
     
  11. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    an abbreviation

    Dictionary
    bunkum |ˈbə ng kəm| (also buncombe)
    noun dated informal
    nonsense : they talk a lot of bunkum about their products.
    ORIGIN mid 19th cent.(originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents ( c. 1820).

    Thesaurus
    bunkum
    noun informal, dated .
    See nonsense sense 1 .
     
  12. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I thought it has something to do with solid waste from bulls.

    I used to live in a Hicksville, too. :)
     
  13. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't aware of this! Not that it matters now, but it would have been nice to know a few years ago!
     
  14. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    WHAT?! Have you ever heard of coffee milk? :p
     
  15. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    I hear the term "bunk" in the original context of the OP all the time... Anyway, I didnt have to bunk school as I have 2 weeks off! :cool:
     
  16. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    We used to "bunk of school" and I thought it was a UK saying.

    Oh and everyone from Rhode Island (especially those from Newport) are crazy :D

    Should point out, two of my closest friends live in Newport and I love the place.
     
  17. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Of course! I drink a half gallon of coffee milk a week.
    Mmmm....
     
  18. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yikes. You beat me there. :(

    Most people reading this thread are probably wondering what the hell we're talking about. :p
     
  19. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I read bunk and girl-friend and thought, smart.

    A bed she can't hide from you.
     

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