Re: The origin and history of the poink
The Nobel Art Of Poinking
The first known mention of “Poinking” is in an account of the travels of that well known intrepid explorer and splendid personage Bingo Carruthers.
Late of the Bombay Fencibles, Carruthers in summer 1887 found himself in the African veldt, being pursued by around 100 deadly, yet colourfully - bottomed baboons.
Being a quick thinking, resourceful chap he ducked inside a hollow tree stump, which was large enough to conceal not only himself, but a large sleeping lion.
On being aroused the lion roared loudly at readied itself to pounce on young Bingo.
Ignoring the discomfort of soiling his jodphurs, Carruthers raised one sweaty hand, flexed his index digit and poked the angry beast soundly in the left eye.
The lion rushed past our brave hero as vent his anger on the baboons which quickly fled over the nearest kopje closely followed by the snarling beast.
On returning to camp, it was reported by his companions that the only word spoken by a shaken Carruthers was, “POINK” whilst raising a finger and making jabbing motions.
(It was later revealed that this word referred to the satisfying sound made when the poke was delivered.)
This tale has been passed down through generations of explorers and has resulted in the development of the self defence martial art, known as “POINKING“.
There is only one Official Poinker left now, sadly, many have tried to re-enact the scene of “The First Poink” but, failed. The craft is now only used in virtual situations.
It is left now to TessA to train those few novices willing to learn.
The main points to remember when attempting “A Poink” are:
Flex your digit
Poink, straight and true!
All of this story is completely fictitious and bears no resemblance to any person or happening ever!
“Poinking” is a virtual poke in the eye, used to convey annoyance and should never be used in real life! (Especially on lions)