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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > THE LOUNGE > Why is it called a "binky?"
Last Post by Monkeybun at 7/20/2010 3:35 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline Chazz
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7/19/2010 9:46 AM

 Okay, I'm sure someone has asked this before. But I really don't understand why a bunny's exuberance is called a "binky." Isn't that a baby's blanket? Who decided that's what it should be called? 


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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7/19/2010 10:18 AM
When i was little, my pacifier was a binky, not my blanket

Not sure why its called that...

User is Offline Chazz
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7/19/2010 10:20 AM
Oh yeah, that's right, pacifier's are usually binky....


User is Offline MarkBun
Richmond, CA
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7/19/2010 10:57 AM

I think it was just a term that caught on.  Here's what the "Word Detective" has to say about the word:

 

http://www.word-detective.com/2009/01/16/binky/

 

 

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User is Offline Andi
B.C. Canada
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7/20/2010 9:24 AM
I was told "Binky is not a real word" lol... My reply was "look it up on You-Tube and any rabbits site " :p
We called pacifiers 'dumbies' when i was a kid, or a soother now a days.
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User is Offline Lintini
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7/20/2010 9:25 AM
Ya my binky was a pacifier :p

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User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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7/20/2010 2:01 PM
My mom told me a story about when I was little, and getting ready to be a Big Girl, that every day, I'd go hold my binky over the garbage can, and every day I'd run away with it to my room. Until one day I decided I was a Big Girl and dropped it in

User is Offline Chazz
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7/20/2010 2:34 PM
Yeah, so "binky" or "bink" is a term in all cases applied to an object, not an action. I have to admit, it kinda bothers me....says my obsessive compulsive self having to put things in order.

User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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7/20/2010 3:35 PM
The term binky has been used for ages in reference to the bunny happy dance though too, so don't let it bother you
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