From: Michael Poxon <[log in to unmask]>

> That's a term rather similar to "Berk" - which many folks think is based on 
> a person named "Burke", but it too is rhyming slang,
> for "Berkeley Hunt". I won't undignify the list with the word it rhymes 
> with! 

Punt? :-)

Chinese, Taiwanese at least, seems to have a similar phenom I could never crack, which annoyed me to no end. As a non-native speaker, I don't mind not getting them all, but could you clue one in every once in a while?