What a Plonker!

Idiots 2My tolerance for plonkers is extremely low today. I used to have some immunity built up, but obviously there is a new strain out there.” ~ unknown.

The Midweek Word-prompt over on Weekly Prompts the site I share with my partner GC is spontaneity and was written by GC.

Gerry has not been very well lately, therefore I wasn’t expecting him to write the Wednesday prompt, so I wrote a back-up prompt and chose the word PlonkerThen I wrote my response from Nan’s Farm.

I chose Plonker because I frequently use this British word, though usually under my breath and sometimes directed at GC!  😀

I suppose I ought to be spontaneous and write another response, but I’ve done enough writing this week, so I’m going to stick with what I’ve got, though seeing as I’ve written half a page already I’m making a cut and leaving it at this.

I almost became a prize plonker when writing the back up prompt for Weekly Prompts. As soon as I’d typed ‘Tell us about your plonking experiences‘,  I began to question whether plonking was an actual word, so I looked it up.

Let’s just say I am very relieved that I didn’t use that phrase, and perhaps more so when I was reminded that our normal practice on Weekly Prompts is to encourage the use of photographs and videos, imagine what a splash that would have made! 😱 I wouldn’t advise being too curious about the unfortunate definition of plonking, but for those who are, the footnote tells all.

FootnoteUrban dictionary definition of PLONKINGhttps://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=plonking

Definition of Plonker  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahcuPHVz6aM

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 – Word Prompts Spontaneous from Weekly Prompts, Curious from Fandango and Splash from the Ragtag Community.


34 thoughts on “What a Plonker!

    1. Yes, my old favourite! After I’d made my first gaffe with the word plonking, I thought I should check to make sure Plonker itself didn’t have a double meaning and the video with Del boy and Rodney came up out of the blue, such a bonus! 😀

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  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature

    You’ve made both prompts work really well Sue and please pass our best wishes to Gerry – hope he feels better soon.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Maybe for some folks being a plonker is their claim to fame! Lol.

    Hope GC, your partner in crime, feels better soon.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. I have never ever heard the word “plonker” before so I had to Google it. One definition talks about excessive drinkers. Others refer to fools or idiots. So here’s my response to “plonker.” Even though Donald Trump says he doesn’t drink alcohol, I still think he’s a world-class plonker.

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    1. Over here a cheap bottle of wine, such as a supermarket brand is referred to as plonk. EG. The students drink cheap plonk because it’s all they can afford.

      We also say plonk it down over there, a different definition of plonk, it means put it down over there.

      Calling someone a plonker is the same as calling someone an idiot!

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  4. Haha! Ooh dear, Sue..I couldn’t help myself & had to click your link to the meaning of, “plonking” I did have to laugh at the thought of you using the word, even though it’s totally gross. Thank goodness you didn’t..phew!

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    1. Oh, Debbie, it really was the last thing I expected, I was shocked and then fell about laughing. You have to feel very sorry for the person performing the favour, let’s hope
      They have no sense of smell! 🙂

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    1. Haha! I know which you meant and I already forgave you for calling me a plonker and anyway at that point neither of us had heard of the other. I apologise for sharing the urban dictionary find 😀

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  5. gc

    I wonder if a new book will be published entitled “Fifty shades of Plonking”? Your choice for the weekly prompt proved itself to be a much more colorful and controversial one than I could have even imagined. I love the intensely international spin that is put on the word itself. It is a word shrouded by both inexplicability and immediate understanding.

    Great choice of topic partner. I know you have called me that a lot and I still hope I am still your favorite plonker. xx

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  6. Isn’t this the one I pinged? I’m sure I used the word spontaneous for a pingback?
    Plonk is Australian for cheap red wine. only to be served to guest you want to be rid of and not have ’em return

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