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 n.— «Standardistas have spent years coming up with multicolumn page designs that look nice, render more or less the same in compliant browsers, and (for the keener developers) are also usable to screen readers.…Standardistas were able to stomach the idea that blind people were simply ignoring the appearance of their sites because, self-evidently, they were blind. It was no big deal; nothing happens to your visual design when you accommodate blind people.» —“Big, Stark & Chunky” by Joe Clark A List Apart Jan. 11, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • My search for “hunky” came back with 2 citations including only a slightly longer word “chunky”. For the record the only offering of this catchword to date follows:

    Hunky (adj) is an abbreviated form of “hunky dory” and is more often than not masculine since it includes the term “hunk” meaning a healthy, attractive adult man. It is often used in response to questions such as “how are you?”, “how are things”, “Doing alright?”, etc. It might also be used in a sentence such as “I was walking downtown and I’m feeling pretty hunky.”

  • This discussion isn’t particularly relevant for this cite, but “hunky” meaning “fine, splendid, satisfactory” goes back to at least 1861. “Hunky-dory” dates at least back to 1866. Both dates come from the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, which should be your reference of first-resort for slang words covering the A to O alphabetical range. Also note that this web site is a dictionary of fringe English; as explained on the “about” page, this site focuses on terms not well-covered elsewhere, so there are going to be plenty of common slang terms like “hunky” and “hunky dory” not defined here.

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