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A compliment to a the Benk.

Within western culture in the late 80's and early 90's it became quite the compliment to say to a fellow workmate or companion "You're the man". This is if they were a man, and the variable on the saying for the women was "Yo da man..ah, I mean..".

By the late 90's and into the 21st century as cultures began to mix and combine, a development on the saying was created. "Benkelman".

Benk-being the name of the person you are complimenting
El-a commonly used Spanish word for the
Man-An English word, meaning man
Benk: Hey everybody, I brought Tacos!
Jona: Benkelman!
Benk: Thanks Jona!
by Boris Pizza April 04, 2005

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