[pct-l] Eating while backpacking...

Melanie Clarke melaniekclarke at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 14:42:50 CST 2015

To Denis
American Colloquial English 101-- "Bonking"

In the USA we use the term "bonking" to describe the condition of
experiencing such a low blood sugar during a sporting activity to the point
where we can barely move from no energy rather than muscle fatigue.
Bonking usually is used with cycling or hiking as we can engage in these
activities for long periods of time before our muscles actually fatigue.
It does not mean "sex" here in the USA.  I have heard the term, boinking,
used for sex but not "bonking".  I know these 2 words are very similar but
one will get your face slapped and the other one might get you food to help
you keep going.  However, if you have one of those cute British accents,
don't worry, most of us Americans find it adorable.

Diet Plan

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Denis Stanton <denisstanton at mac.com> wrote:

> > On 5/11/2015, at 8:16 AM, isabella at bendnet.com wrote:
> >
> > I would have an instant high  (in past years) and then bonk hard.
> > NO MORE BONKING and I could go longer between food and still feel good.
> Isabella, I’m wondering if ‘bonking' has a different meaning in the US?
> Otherwise the restriction seems a bit drastic.
> Denis
> bonk
> bäNGk/
> informal
> verb
> gerund or present participle: bonking
> 1.
> knock or hit (something) so as to cause a reverberating sound.
> "he bonked his head on the plane's low bulkhead"
> 2.
> have sexual intercourse with (someone).
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