What in the world is Fedoralady going on about now?
Why, she’s learned a new word!
I’d heard of (and used) the British slang term “wonky” (unsteady, shaky, feeble) before, but I don’t recall hearing the word “wonk.” Well, here it is and it has several meanings. Let’s take a look:
wonk (noun): 1. A stupid, boring, unattractive person. Well, that doesn’t apply to Richard or to any of us! Heaven forbid!
2. a student who spends much time studying and has little or no social life; a grind. OK, we may spend a lot of time studying Richard, but we still have social lives–look at how we come together for our joint Richarding, right? And that’s no grind!
2. A person who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous, thorough manner. Ah, here we go!! Certainly we are very thorough and assiduous (constant, unremitting, dedicated) in our studies of all things Richard. Oh, the length and breadth and depth we shall go to regarding our TDHBEW, from studying those endearing cowlicks and the cut of his jacket to every expression, small and large, he wears on that amazing face. His voice. His body language. *wibble* His roles. Interviews. Articles. Every new photo, pristine professional or blurry candid. We are drawn to it all like moths to the flame . . .
We wuvs you, Wichard, and so we are wonks. Yes, I’m in need of a nap and being silly. What can I say?
Still, it’s true. (By the way, wonk entered US slang back in the 1960s, but the origin is unknown–although it might be a shortened form of “wonky.”)