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Subject: Re: Corky (derivation)
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: February 8, 2010 at 1:36:22 AM
Reply to: Re: Corky (derivation) by Cleveland Kent Evans
I'm not familiar with the comic strip, but a corker is, colloquially, someone or something absolutely top-notch. Just what people tend to think about their new babies.

I was at school with someone with the surname Kork who was known as Korky; that could be another possibility. And I also once knew a man whose surname was Thorpe: his nickname was also Corky which he thought was a half-rhyme for Thorpy. His given names were irrelevant!

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