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How do you pronounce it? We say ‘yonks’ - ’y’ as in ‘yellow’
Yes, we pronounce it the same.
wow - I've always used 'yonks' and I come from the depths of Liverpool
Well, I thought I had heard it here in the UK but my DH insisted it was an SA word which I wasn’t convinced about. I wonder where it really originates?
 

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For ages. Sorry, that‘s a slang word that came out of the depths of my youth in South Africa.

How do you pronounce it? We say ‘yonks’ - ’y’ as in ‘yellow’

wow - I've always used 'yonks' and I come from the depths of Liverpool

Yes, we pronounce it the same.

Well, I thought I had heard it here in the UK but my DH insisted it was an SA word which I wasn’t convinced about. I wonder where it really originates?
All the sources I can find say 1960's UK for yonks.
I wonder if jonks is just a variation on the same word but with a SA accent.
 
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