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Re: Not so, rinky-dink

Posted by ESC on January 14, 2005

In Reply to: Not so, rinky-dink posted by Word Camel on January 14, 2005

: : rinky dink was a'incidental music jingle theme' used by dave lee travis to introduce his dlt show on radio 1 during the 60s/70s.

: According to the OED, the first printed reference occured back in 1912.

: It means "Something that is worn out or antiquated; a worthless object. spec. a cheap place of entertainment. Also in phr. to give (someone) the rinky-dink and varr., to cheat or swindle (someone)."

: Camel
: Showing off her birthday present :)

Wow. You got the OED. Nice.