Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of pronk.

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Examples

  • Wildebeest dart away, springbok spot us and bound into the distance, memorable for their stiff-legged 'pronking'.

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  • A browsing giraffe, a soaring albatross, a diving swift, a swooping falcon, a leafy sea dragon invisible among the seaweed, a sprinting cheetah at full stretch after a swerving, pronking gazelle – the illusion of design makes so much intuitive sense that it becomes a positive effort to put critical thinking into gear and overcome the seductions of naïve intuition.

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  • The dog lovers will appreciate the activities ( "substantial deduction for pronking" -- HAHAHA), and everyone else can just be enchanted by Major Baby Sheep Cuteness.

    March 2007

  • The warthogs are starting to make friends, the giraffes like me more, and the springbok pronk everyday pronking is when they bounce around as high as they can, it's awesome!

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  • "Do you like pricketing?"

    "I don't know, you naughty boy...."

    January 14, 2009

  • *holds head in hands*

    January 14, 2009

  • I wonder if a young male gazelle is a pricket? Because then you could have pronking prickets.

    January 12, 2009

  • Almost anything can sound rude, reesetee. Just put it in the following exchange:

    "Do you like ____ (e.g. pronking)?"

    "I don't know, you naughty boy, I've never ____ (pronked)."

    Let's try it with another example.

    "Do you like casu marzu?"

    "I don't know, you naughty boy, I've never casu marzued."

    January 12, 2009

  • I have one of those lists--but it doesn't sound rude to me. Maybe because I'm thinking of all those lovely gazelles.

    January 12, 2009

  • There are three or four such lists, actually. Which no doubt says something profound about human psychology...

    January 12, 2009

  • Hasn't someone got a list for words that sound rude but aren't and isn't this a delightful candidate?

    January 12, 2009

  • Yes, pronk and stot. Such fun words. It was the first ever Wordie WOTY.

    January 12, 2009

  • If I had a Dutch girlfriend, I'd probably be disappointed if her surname wasn't Pronk.

    January 12, 2009

  • Pronk was a word of the year. If I recall, jennarenn in particular fell in love with it. (But didn't we all?)

    January 12, 2009

  • (n): a gait of quadrupedal mammals, gazelles in particular, consisting of repeated springs high into the air with all four feet off the ground, during play or pursuit by a predator.
    cf. stotting

    January 11, 2009