Do you know Jank? I would hazard a guess that about 38% of our readers do not. Let me ‘splain.
I once wrote an article that offered a rather academic explanation, including an eyewitness account of the origins of the word itself. We have talked about the phenomenon on the message boards at length, but defintitions of the sticky immaterial sinews that connect freaks like us can never quite be pinned down completely. Jank is an attitude, and such things simply cannot be grabbed tightly.
It is transferable, for sure. You can bring jank into your life, no matter who you are or what you do. If you do something that does not quite make sense in terms of practicality and normal behavior, you are taking the jank way. If you set a challenge for yourself to do something that no “normal” person would try, you are exercising your right to jank. The scenic route home, even though it takes an extra 20 minutes? That is the essence of jank.
The three cards in that pic are a brilliant flowering of the principle, but you will need to wait until March 19th for more details from me. Now you. What forms does jank take in your neck of the woods?