Jinkies vs. Zoinks

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Postby Kablizzy » 2017.07.20 (04:08)

I think that "Jinkies" is the appropriate exclamation to use when expressing surprise. But a lot of idiots on the so-called "left" are saying that "Zoinks" is the appropriate course of action here. Please help me settle this debate once and for all.
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Postby  yahoozy » 2017.07.20 (05:44)

Radical centrist chiming in. It's contextual. "Jinkies!" denotes curiosity, wonder. Bewilderment, perhaps. The more immediate "Zoinks!" comes from a jolt, a startle. "Jinkies!" is a "Whoa!", where "Zoinks!" is a "Yikes!" You were correct in defining both words as an expression of surprise—however, both are correct, attached to separate definitions.

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Postby DW40 » 2017.08.08 (12:48)

Ruh-roh!

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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2017.08.28 (19:36)

As a civil libertarian, I disapprove of saying jinkies, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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Postby Universezero » 2017.08.29 (22:27)

"Zoinks" is clearly the only correct choice of exclamation. When in a state of surprise, what sort of person would have the time to be able to articulate a multi-syllabic word such as "Jinkies"? Especially if said exclamation is being used as an alarm call to your fellow your gang members in the face of a spooky skeleton and/or ghost, you need to be able to attract their attention as quickly as possible. Imagine if you start exclaiming 'Jinkies!' and a masked villain cuts your throat before you can even enunciate the second syllable? Your friends will think that you're just viciously eager for a drink.

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Postby DaggaFork » 2017.09.19 (23:56)

Universezero wrote:When in a state of surprise, what sort of person would have the time to be able to articulate a multi-syllabic word such as "Jinkies"?


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Postby Vyacheslav » 2017.09.20 (12:34)

Zoinkies.
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