The word “kink” has been around since about the 1670s (kink | Origin and meaning of kink by Online Etymology Dictionary (etymonline.com)), and the picture above shows an example of how it has normally been used. Unfortunately, foolish and devious people are always looking for words they can use to justify themselves, words with innocent or even pleasant connotations they can borrow to suit their purposes. As the picture above suggests — don’t want to be on a train going down that track — “kink” was not a especially good choice for these foolish people.
What is the latest meaning the foolish and devious want to give the word “kink”?
Figurative sense of “odd notion, mental twist, whim” first recorded in American English…
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