Bring in ‘da Boyz, Bring in ‘da Funk

(A men’s underwear posting, racy but not outrageous.)

The Daily Jocks offer from 6/24 (I have a huge underwear backlog), with the ad copy and my caption:


Funky Trunks are back with brand new underwear and swimwear! Australian brand Funky Trunks always provided bright, bold designs and their new collection is no different. You will want to be seen in these, check out full range now!

Hot Wash and
Trunked Up, the
Hard funk boys for
The Aussie Swim ‘n’ Sex
Experience, patrol the
Changing room

The swimsuit line includes: Topsy Turvy Trunk, Liquefied Trunk, Hot Wash Trunk, Trunked Up Trunk, Shattered Trunk, Still Black Trunk — and Rubiks Runner Trunk and Black Attack Trunk, below:



(Same model, slightly different poses.)

On the lexical items funk 1 (noun) and funk 2 (noun and verb) and funky (adjective), from NOAD2, with complex, not always clear, sources and sense developments:

funk 1

[1a] (also blue funk) [in sing.] chiefly N. Amer. a state of depression: I sat absorbed in my own blue funk.

[1b] chiefly Brit. a state of great fear or panic: are you in a blue funk about running out of things to say?

ORIGIN mid 18th cent. (first recorded as slang at Oxford University in Oxford, England): perhaps from funk [‘strong or musty smell’] in the slang sense ‘tobacco smoke’

funk 2

noun 1 a style of popular dance music of US black origin, based on elements of blues and soul and having a strong rhythm that typically accentuates the first beat in the bar.

2 [in sing.] N. Amer. informal, dated  a strong musty smell of sweat or tobacco.

verb [with obj.] (funk something up) give music elements of the style of funk.

ORIGIN early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘musty smell’): perhaps from French dialect funkier ‘blow smoke on,’ based on Latin fumus ‘smoke.’


[1a] (of music) having or using a strong dance rhythm, in particular that of funk: some excellent funky beats.

[1b] modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way: she likes wearing funky clothes.

2 N. Amer. strongly musty: cooked greens make the kitchen smell really funky.

ORIGIN late 18th cent. (in the sense ‘smelling strong or bad’): from funk [‘strong or musty smell of sweat or tobacco’]

(Though there’s no etymological connection, funk is inclined to pick up a racy tinge from its close phonological similarity to fuck.)

The title of this posting is a play on the title of a musical. From Wikipedia:

Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk is a musical that debuted Off-Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater in 1995 and moved to Broadway in 1996. The show was conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe, and featured music by Daryl Waters, Zane Mark and Ann Duquesnay; lyrics by Reg E. Gaines, George C. Wolfe and Ann Duquesnay; and a book by Reg E. Gaines. The choreography was by Savion Glover.

Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk is a musical revue telling the story, through tap, of black history from slavery to the present. The musical numbers are presented along with supertitles, projected images and videotapes and with continuing commentary.


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