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Sep 8, 2011
This week's theme
Interjections

This week's words
cowabunga
huzzah
gesundheit
bada-bing
attaboy

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A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

bada-bing

PRONUNCIATION:
(ba-duh-BING)

MEANING:
interjection: Used to suggest something happening effortlessly, emphatically, or predictably, implying "Just like that!" or "Voila!"

ETYMOLOGY:
Of uncertain origin. Perhaps imitative of the sound of a drum roll and cymbal crash or a rimshot (hear it). Earliest documented use: 1965.

USAGE:
"You try your hand at screenwriting, because your old mate David Simon has asked you to and -- bada-bing! -- it's The Wire and every person who's seen it reckons it's the best drama series there's ever been on television."
David Robinson; Voices of America; The Scotsman (Edinburgh); Aug 13, 2011.

"Bada-bing, bada-boom -- the search for another Earth should be easy now, right?"
Lucianne Walkowicz; A Good Planet is Hard to Find; CNN (Atlanta, Georgia); Aug 21, 2011.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth. -Kahlil Gibran, poet and artist (1883-1931)

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