For him, if peopleweren't German they were Bohunks
, Polacks, Dagoes, and of coursefilthy Jew pigs, even if that coward never even hinted at anything likethat about Jews in front of Demand."
Knocking Set aside, a bohunk
in blue coveralls rushes through the bedroom door and moves towards the bed.
He wrote that she "was a lewd woman of a dangerous type, trapping lonely men of Peter's type, all of foreign origin, playing one against the other, embittering each and all, draining them of their earnings, faithful to none." The Reverend added, without elaboration, "If I remember well she was the cause of several serious crimes." In thusly arguing for clemency, Father Duplanil drew upon a patriarchal stereotype of a "lewd" and "dangerous" woman that was no less prejudicial to Weronica Zahorejko than the "bohunk
" stereotype was to Peter Abramowicz.
For this reason, it is difficult to agree with Goska that "Blanche abandoned her too sensitive husband while acting out her own inner Bohunk
, lured by the light of the primitive as represented by overtly Polish music" (412) or with Sam Staggs who quipped that "Blanche had low-brow tastes" (When Blanche Met Brando: The Scandalous Story of "A Streetcar Named Desire" [NY: St.
He represents for her something like the "wild, free place" that other "bohunk
" represented for Holly, and in this sense Eva's memory of the watching game conjures what Fredric Jameson calls the "objective mirage" of culture, "the nimbus perceived by one group when it comes into contact with and observes another one.
Even in the peace and prosperity of the 1950s, Bellow was able to recall the bitterness of want and exploitation, the reek of the hoboes met on stolen train rides, the sharpness of class warfare, the acuteness of ethnic differences among poor whites in the days before all such individuals were absurdly classified together as "Caucasian." (One of Simon's coal-yard drivers has a dread of running over a kid in a "Bohunk
" neighborhood--exactly the sort of confrontation nightmare that is now reserved for Chicago's black South Side.)
"Popstar" updates the jilted woman theme, as the protagonist's bohunk
flees for the newest star on the block: "Your baby wants to be a popstar/Probably just to spite me/She thinks it's so easy to get to the top." Her response?
In the Canada of the '20s that meant you were a Ukrainian bohunk
. The point is that name change often correlates with traumatic expatriation, and the point is Isaiah's expatriation was very untraumatic - they went from being Baltic timber merchants in Riga to being Baltic timber merchants in London.
Jim Burden refers to Antonia's Bohemian speech as "jabber" and "Bohunk
His debut novel, Bohunk
's Big To-Do, is set in Erie, KS, where Jones grew up.
(1.) Editor's note: bohunk
is probably derived from Bohemian plus Hunk, which is derived by the shortening and alteration of Hungarian.
By the summer of 1918, many veterans who had served their term with the army were settling in the district, and many bore strong animosity towards things German and eastern European, or, as the common term had it, "Bohunk
." The press and polite society usually referred to them simply as "foreigners." Even though the gun used for five of the murders belonged to Patan, the perpetrator(s) must have had experience with pistols, for not a bullet was wasted and each of the five shots was true to the mark, either in the back of the head or through the eye.
The critics who would have us believe that there is something essentially unpoetical about a bohunk
(whatever a bohunk
may be) and something essentially poetical about Sir Lancelot of the Lake are, of course, simply negligible....
"I Got You," in fact, is just the kind of song someone Young and In Love would glom on to when today's young bohunk
of choice duds out in the football zone or opts for a Saturday night kegger.
Ivasiuk's credit is withdrawn for no apparent reason, the familiar racial slur 'bohunk
' is used a number of times, the immigrants are described in the local newspaper as being heathens, liars and thieves.