Posted by Bruce Kahl on January 05, 2003
In Reply to: Meaning and origin posted by tamio on January 05, 2003
: Hello all,
: i've seen the X-MEN, and I saw in a piece of paper wrote :
: "Tipping is
: a City in Chine"
: Anyone ?
: Thanks in advance !
is a not too subtle suggestion to leave some cash to the provider of some service
in the form of a tip--usually seen in saloons.
It is playing off the -ing endings in many Asian cities--Peking, Kunming, Chongqing, Bejing etc.