The word: boinked. Do tell. What came to mind?
Let’s check usage by reviewing a great book with regards to the Bible’s Cain and Eve dilemma:
Another ordeal involving fruit caused the jealous Cain to kill Abel. Only three people are in existence when we are slammed with a major hole in the plot.
Genesis 4:17 Cain knew his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Enoch.
Either another woman was created, or Cain boinked his mom.
Theologists can spin their way out of many disturbing situations because they have a few things working in their favor. The good book frequently presents a story and then later retells it with different details. Another ongoing dilemma is that ladies are lucky to get a name mention, let alone any mention. This makes figuring out context and a timeline very difficult especially since early humans lived for hundreds of years, probably due to extremely healthy lifestyles outside of murder.
Genesis 5:3 Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and became the father of a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. 4 The days of Adam after he became the father of Seth were eight hundred years, and he became the father of other sons and daughters. 5 All the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, then he died.
It turns out that Adam and Eve had other children. While this gives us a possible way out of the Cain and Eve dilemma, anyone can deduce that the first few generations could not have occurred without some cringeworthy relations.
One of my editors was strongly against the word, boinked, and wanted me to switch it out for a different synonym or phrase. Had sex, slept with . . . boring. Screwed, drilled . . . too mechanical. I had to stick with boinked. This word relays a meaning while incorporating an amusing sound effect. How can anyone not like this word?
What say you?
Wilfred Knight, author of Sex in the Name of God
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