Posted by David FG on July 18, 2005
In Reply to: Bling-a-blong-a posted by Bob 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.
The sort of thing my three-year-old daughter does and only a parent could find endearing.