So, apparently, gonk is a (sort-of) real word. The first meaning of the word gonk that I came across is a stuffed animal produced during World War II. Teddy Bears stopped shipping from Germany, so a couple of clever ones created the gonk. They became very popular in Britain in the 1960's, and supposedly, if someone called you a "gonk", you were "hip and happening" (well, what do you know?). Here is a very old ad for the gonk:
There are apparently other meanings for the word gonk in the world of slang. Sometimes, gonks refer to underpants (Ireland). In the UK, it can be a derogatory term, referring to a "droopy looking character".
Wow- you learn something new every day... huh? For more about the gonk, click here.
As for the mentality of a two-year-old, I like Sassy Engineer's logical comment!________________________________________________________________________
For the past few days, Sassy has been completely fixated on calling people a new term of endearment (I can only hope). Her word of the week is gonk, usually paired with silly. Everything is a "Silly gonk".
Sassy called Nana a silly gonk several times yesterday. She told me I looked like a gonk. She sat at the table eating lunch and yelled out, "G-O-O-O-N-K" repeatedly...
...Anyone want to take a stab at what the heck gonk means?