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Do you know what the slang word 'bunce' means?

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  1. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Weird question but how many of you are familiar with the slang term "bunce", meaning money?

    I feel like it's a fairly common knowledge word but I've been wrong about these sort of things before.
     
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  2. Vimto

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    Short for Bearded Nonce. :nqat:
     
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    David Brent used it in the office
     
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    That was the first place I ever heard it but is that what it's from originally? Did it exist commonly before that?
     
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    I was going to add that's where I first heard it.
     
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    "BUNCE n. British -- money or profit. A word dating from the 19th century and almost obsolete by the 1960s, except among street traders and the London underworld. In the late 1980s the word was revived by middle-class users such as alternative comedians in search of colourful synonyms in a climate of financial excesses. Bunce may originally have been a corruption of 'bonus.'" "The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang" by Tony Thorne (Pantheon Books, New York, 1990).
    "British English: A to Zed" by Norman W. Schur (Harper Perennial, New York, 1987) says the American equivalent is "windfall." And that bunce is informal, "...Originally, just an profit (derived from bonus?) but latterly an unexpected one. It has now gained some currency as a verb, especially in the gerund, buncing, to describe the practice, in retail stores, of sticking new higher-price tags over the original lower-price labels on articles for sale."
     
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    Ah right, I took David Brent's explanation at face value - Bunce, Bunsen burner. Rhyming slang for "nice little earner"
     
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    its used all the time by accountants.

    show me the money
     
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    Done the same myself in the past, only recently found out there isn't a Ministry of funny walks. Seems that all this fake news I hear of has been started by comedians.
     
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    Is it genuinely?
     
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    it sure is.
     
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    :hehe:
     
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    I think I first heard it in either the Sweeney or Minder.
     
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    Definitely a cockney thing, but years old.
     
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    Ah ! - 'cuz it rhymes with c*nts?
     
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    Dough
     
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    We used it all the time in Royal Mail to mean 'Overtime' as in....'You're not Bunsing again today?' :thumbup:
     
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