October 10, 2005
Bling: Urban Slang or Sound in a Cartoon?
I was intrigued by the name of a recent post at Marketonomy, "Ning Bling."
Being in the naming business, it got me thinking about the origins of the word Bling. Bling-Bling, a 1999 hip-hop song by The B.G. popularized this term. It is thought to be derived from the sound effect used in cartoons to denote light glistening off jewels.
However, the Oxford English Dictionary, the arbitor of all words English, has not acknowledged the existence of the word Bling. Yet, that is.
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