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spank you (very much)

A humorous alternative to "thank you." Popularized by the 1995 film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. A: "Here's that joke book you were asking me about." B: "Ah, spank you, spank you very much!"
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slang Thoroughly defeated or dominated. We were getting spanked in the first half of the game, but we made an incredible comeback in the second half and ended up winning by a single point in overtime. I know we're down on points, but we're not spanked yet!
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n. drunk. Those gals are spanked. Who served them all that booze?
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Most people are spanked in the USA, and parents tend to parent the way they were parented (Graziano & Namaste, 1990).
The results were clear: Children who had been spanked at age 5 showed greater increases in behavior problems by age 6 and also by age 8 when compared with children who had never been spanked.
It may be hard to believe, but 25% of infants 1-6 months and 50% of infants 6-12 months are spanked for discipline.
This adjustment occurred for fifteen (42%) of thirty-six children, with three switching from the spank back-up to the room isolation, and the other twelve switching from one of the other three back-up tactics to the spank back-up.
"Now that Spank The Monkey and the follow-on G-Word shows have finished, we are removing the works, as there is no-longer a context for them.
Spank the Monkey, curated by Baltic director Peter Doroshenko and independent curator Pedro Alonzo, includes the work of renowned street artists from around the world including Faile, Invader and Kozyndan.
You may not spank or hit a child under the age of two because they do not understand why this is being done.
The reality is that children spanked for misbehaving will only fear their parents when they misbehave.
The primary area of concern for this review was to identify the major reason(s) why parent spank their child.
Children spanked by their parents are twice as likely to develop drug and alcohol problems in adulthood, according to a new Canadian study.
"If something happened along the route and you had to leave your children with Bob Dole or Bill Clinton," he told a Pennsylvania rally, "I think you'd probably leave your children with Bob Dole." Is that because we know Bob can't spank?
The real-time audio interactions revealed that parents were not always calm, as the guidelines recommend, but instead were often angry when they spanked or hit their child; they didn't spank as a last resort; and they gave spankings for minor infractions, not just serious misbehavior.
Darling one, it's just as well you aren't here as you would probably have to spank me hard - but what a heavenly spanking!
Whether parents should spank their children when they misbehave is a question that has plagued parents, and the pediatricians who turn to them for advice, for many decades.
The books, she says, can be to do with anything but spanking does seem "reasonably popular" - hence a new title called The True Confessions of a London Spank Daddy by a 55-year-old anonymous lawyer who spanks women on demand (though his wife knows nothing of it).