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vinylisbetter

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The Origin of the "Ding"
« on: February 04, 2006, 06:33:22 PM »
Just out of curiousity, why do people on this board use the term 'ding'?  I associated a ding with something positive, like I answered a question right or my lunch is ready.  "Bnnnnhhh", or something to that effect, seems a bit more apt.

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2006, 07:20:17 PM »
Well, as a verb, ding means something like "to hit."  I associate it with getting a dent in your car-- which gives it an appropriately negative feeling.

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2006, 07:25:08 PM »
you should say like "ca ching" if u are in lol
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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2006, 07:25:23 PM »
Damn
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Going

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2006, 09:43:20 PM »
I dunno, but some of the experienced attorneys I work for used the same terminology to describe their admissions process 15 years ago.

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2006, 12:46:41 AM »
I heard it was because Harvard used to ring a bell every time they rejected someone.

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2006, 06:05:50 PM »
I heard it was because Harvard used to ring a bell every time they rejected someone.


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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 11:07:30 AM »
I heard it was because Harvard used to ring a bell every time they rejected someone.

That would get really old REAL fast.
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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006, 09:06:11 PM »
I heard it was because Harvard used to ring a bell every time they rejected someone.

That would get really old REAL fast.

Well, this is back in the old days, when there were fewer applicants and they'd reject people for things like being Jewish, so maybe they were just a tad sadistic.

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Re: The Origin of the "Ding"
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2006, 02:36:16 PM »
I heard it was because Harvard used to ring a bell every time they rejected someone.

for some reason, this reminds me of "It's a Wonderful Life"... angel getting his wings and whatnot.