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Meaning and origin

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 NOT
: a City in Chine"

: Anyone ?

: Thanks in advance !

Your phrase 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.