The CNET Lounge forum

General discussion

Junk the jank

by punterjoe / November 10, 2006 9:24 PM PST

I'm as fond of the term as anyone. To paraphrase my esteemed US Senator & former presidential candidate - "Whom among us does not like the jank?" Still, I worry that this useful term could have a very bright, short lifespan & be unusable within a few weeks because everyone's become overexposed. That would be a shame, because I suspect jank will always be with us, while the descritive word may burn out too soon.
I urge you all (especially owners of windows products & American cars) restrain yourself. Use the term sparingly. Make it last Wink
Joe in Boston

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Junk the jank
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Junk the jank
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Makes sense.
by Kev50027 / November 11, 2006 2:49 AM PST
In reply to: Junk the jank

I can see your point of view, however it is such a useful word, that sometimes it just pops into place better than anything else.

Collapse -
Sorry to double post, but..
by Kev50027 / November 11, 2006 2:58 AM PST
In reply to: Junk the jank

Sorry to double post, but just by checking out these forums a bit, I have to fully agree with you now. The word is being over used to an extreme. Please people, there ARE other options in some cases. Use the word only when necessary.

Collapse -
Why not call this the BOL JENK-Cast??
by latesound / November 11, 2006 3:10 AM PST
In reply to: Junk the jank

I'm liking the sound of that... (saying with varying tones) "JENK-cast"... "JenkCast"... "jenkKast" ... "JJJJENK cast"

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.