Thursday, February 5, 2009

You Say Dink, I Say Dick... But What the Heck Did Mad Mike Mean?

So over at Puck Daddy, an excitement ruining jerk Greg Wyshynski has concluded that last night Milbury didn't call Connolly a four-letter word. He did, however, call him a "dink." Whatever that means.

I've never heard someone called a "dink" before, but that doesn't mean it's not a word. It means my vocabulary may be on the small side (Eklund says that rumor is true, E5).

Anyway, the point of this post is, well, what is a dink? I would assume it's a synonym for idiot, but I wouldn't know. So, I've consulted two great resources, and

From, we have the following:

  1. Noun: meaning dinghy.
  2. Noun: Tennis, Volleyball. a softly hit ball that falls just over the net.
  3. Noun: Slang: Disparaging. an Asian, esp. a Vietnamese.
  4. Noun: Informal. either partner of a married couple having two incomes and no children.
I'm pretty sure Connolly doesn't fit any of those descriptions.

From, there are 70+ definitions. I've selected some of the most popular.

  1. double income no kids
  2. a disparaging term for a person of East Asian nationality or decent
  3. Slang for Engelbert Humperdinck
  4. Local slang in Vermont. A stupid person, a jerk, an a-hole. A general putdown of one's abilities.
  5. Australian colloquialism for pillian riding on a bicycle. A double.
  6. A polite version of dick or !@#hole.
Forget about the regular dictionary, if Urban Dictionary can't find anything, then we're really in a pickle.

Are we supposed to assume that Mike is slightly racist and also thinks Connolly is Asian? Did Milbury mean to call him the "polite version" of a the four letter word? Did he want to ride a bicycle with him? Or, since Milbury is from Massachusetts -- borders on Vermont -- did he mean the nice version of a-hole?

Honestly, I've found no definition here akin to "dolt" or "big dumb jerkface," as I was expecting. Now I'm thoroughly confused. So, are we really going to pass this off as Mike being Mike? I mean, OK, but suit yourself.

Ah, yes. The things I think about when I have nothing to do.


  1. Really, never heard of a Dink before?

    Mr. T pities you:

  2. I can second the Vermont slang bit--that is, in fact, the usage of it

  3. With MM, the rule is sort of: 'Have mic, will vomit.'