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, Dictionary.com and UrbanDictionary.com.
- Noun: meaning dinghy.
- Noun: Tennis, Volleyball. a softly hit ball that falls just over the net.
- Noun: Slang: Disparaging. an Asian, esp. a Vietnamese.
- Noun: Informal. either partner of a married couple having two incomes and no children.
From UrbanDictionary.com, there are 70+ definitions. I've selected some of the most popular.
- double income no kids
- a disparaging term for a person of East Asian nationality or decent
- Slang for Engelbert Humperdinck
- Local slang in Vermont. A stupid person, a jerk, an a-hole. A general putdown of one's abilities.
- Australian colloquialism for pillian riding on a bicycle. A double.
- A polite version of dick or !@#hole.
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.