Posted by Bob on July 18, 2005
In Reply to: Bling-a-blong-a posted by Patricia Torres on July 18, 2005
: I'm translating a TV series in which a boy sings:
: Bling-a-blong-a to me (for "Happy Birthday" song)
: For he's a blongee good fellow
: Which nobody can bling-blong
: What is "bling-blong"?
Well, "bling bling" was slang for gaudy chunky jewelry, now shortened to "bling." But I don't think that's relevant here. This sounds like nonsense words, whimsically whipped up for self-amusement. Silly words substituted for expected familiar words.