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janks \‘jaŋkz\ n, pl, slang [Alabama]

jokes intended to directly insult the recipient by attacking personal attributes (such as physical appearance, intelligence, competency, socioeconomic status, familial and interpersonal relationships), often leading to verbal sparring

snaps, disses, slams, burns, jibes, digs, cut-downs, slaggings

<you are so skinny you have to run around the shower to get wet> [USA]
<I’ll cut you down so low, you’ll have to hold a sign that says “don’t spit, can’t swim”> [Alabama]
<you’re about as useful as a chocolate teapot> [Belfast]


Janks Archive featured on Creative Capital’s 2015 On Our Radar
Platform Residency Program, Vaasa, Finland: December 2015 – January 2016