Please don't take this entry off the site! I ended up here when searching for the origin of the term "By Jinkies" which was often used by my father when I was growing up. I have learnt that the word "Jinkies" was used a lot by Velma in Scooby Doo, which is a good start, but doesn't go back far enough. It would be really good if someone knew where it actually originated from. I suspect it is slang, but it was certainly in common usage in the 1950s and 60s. Suzi
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
Indication of surprise or amazement? SemperBlotto 06:52, 3 July 2006 (UTC)
Absolutely. Catch phrase from 'Scooby-Doo' but I sometimes use it if addressing elementary (K-6) school students (or any pre-adolescent kids.) --Connel MacKenzieTC 05:47, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
I agree and think it should stand. The phrase was used a lot by my parents era as I was growing up, and I for one, have ended up here after a search for the meaning, and hopefully origins of the phrase. It was recently used by my father-in-law in response to watching me withdraw money from an ATM. He said "By Jinkies! I've never seen anything like that in my life!". I want to use the quote now in an article I am writing related to technology aversion, and thought I should know the origin of the exclamation first. Suzi Adams, Canberra, Australia