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Bada Boom, Bada Bing

A woman from Abilene, Texas, is preparing to make a move to the US northeast, and was amused when a realtor in her new hometown used the phrase “bada boom, bada bing,” a phrase she’d heard only in movies. It’s possible that...

Barbecue Stoppers and Marmalade Droppers

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a galaxy far, far away, you know that this is an election year. Grant and Martha talk about current political slang. Ever hear of glass pockets? Or horseracism? Is there an etymological connection between...

Bada-Bing, Bada-Boom

An upstate New York listener of Italian descent is curious about two favorite expressions: “fuggeddabouddit” and “bada-bing, bada-boom.” This is part of a complete episode.


 n.— «She comes to the Bing (Administrative Segregation) because she has received an infraction for fighting.» —by Assata Shakur Black Scholar Apr., 1978. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)