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To THUNK or not to THUNK…

October 26, 2013


Are you man made (thunk)

Does that make your brain go “ouch”!


A lot of people ask me why I use the word thunk so often – and I do…sorry!

I’ve even had people leave a little note on my laptop (after a workshop session or presentation) saying things like this:

THUNK (post it)

Ahhh, that’s so sweet!


The term THUNK is not mine…well, it is (it belongs to everyone now), actually – after Ian Gilbertgifted it to us in his wonderful book The Little Book of THUNKS – 260 questions to make your brain go ouch!

…way back in 2007.


Some of Ian’s questions are just so much fun

3 Thunks (Ian Gilbert)


I think I found the book a year later, when I was in Australia.

I used it so much with advanced LEARNers…and people who wanted to take their (already great) language…

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