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  • This word has some interesting and varied definitions in the Urban Dictionary, but in Eastern Kentucky it means to skin a squirrel (to prepare it for cooking).

    October 27, 2007

  • What a cool word! I can't say I like any of its definitions though. (Yours is way better than any in the U-D!)

    Now squirrel... doesn't really matter what that word means. It's awesome.

    Would I feel the same about skrink if it were spelled squrink, do you think? Hmm...

    October 28, 2007

  • No, of course not. If it were spelled that way, it would be on your squ- list and all would be well. :-D

    Squirrel skinning, though--perfect word for it, despite the image it conjures.

    October 28, 2007

  • I've never actually seen it written. I've only heard it used in conversation, as in "Get in here right now or I'll skrink you so quick you'll think it was tomorrow already."

    I wouldn't take a million dollars for growing up in the South...

    October 28, 2007

  • Ha! I love that usage. I'm going to say it at work. "If you don't email me the latest spreadsheet, I'll skrink you into next week's staff meeting!"

    Wait. That doesn't make any sense.

    Then again... neither do most Excel spreadsheets or staff meetings.

    October 28, 2007

  • Ha! Skipvia, sounds like a threat my aunt once told us about. I can't reproduce it accurately in Italian, but the English translation is something like, "I'll slap you so hard you'll be in Chicago already."

    For some reason, "Chicago" pronounced with an Abruzzese accent sounds like a filthy word. :-)

    October 28, 2007