Posted by David FG on January 15, 2005
In Reply to: Not so, rinky-dink posted by ESC 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.
The theme to the 'Pink Panther' cartoon show (you can tell I'm an intellectual, can't you?) contained the line 'The rinky-dink panther', or was this simply because it rhymes with pink?