Re: Wonk, Wonk, Wonk...

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Fri, 17 May 1996 08:49:47 +0000

On 17 May 96 at 15:23, William M. Loker wrote:

> (601) 325-1663 Mark Twain, 1894
> On Fri, 17 May 1996, Marie K Conrad wrote:
> > Mr. Langdon,
> > "Wonk, wonk, wonk . . . " is the universal signal that the
> > following
> > information is a joke. I believe, and Mr. Geiger can affirm or
> > deny this, that the "wonk" derives from all Marx Brothers skits,
> > and is usually accompanied by some kind of semi-rude gestures
> > involving the armpit. Marie Conrad
> >
> I believe the noise (wonk, wonk, wonk) has more to do with Harpo's
> carrying around a big bulbous horn that he was fond of blaring at
> strategically funny moments. Ahh! what I'd do for a good Marx
> Bros film right now .. or a strategically funny moment!
> Bill Loker

Isn't it a shame that 'The Marx Brothers' never made a movie with
"W.C. Fields'?

If they had, I would suspect they'd have had to have a nun with a
yardstick tying to curb the antics --a Mae West nun.

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")