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January 26, 2005, 08:35 AM
can someone tell me whatintahell a bling is? keep in mind im mountainfolk redneck .even my kids dont know what a bling is? :confused:

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January 26, 2005, 08:49 AM
As in the phrase "bling bling?"

It's an urban term for flashy, gaudy. Usually involving large amounts of gold (real or fake), diamonds, etc..

In context with firearms your prototypical "pimp gun" would be bling bling. Nickle plated, gold trigger, safety, etc... Pearl grips.

A couple of examples:

January 26, 2005, 09:34 AM
Hey Lars1911,
If that part of pop culture hasn't invaded your area,
would you like a new neighbor? :D
I 'd love to live away from the bling masters!

Bill Z
January 26, 2005, 10:28 AM

I work a few miles up the road from you, Ellenwood, and I know's whatcha' mean.

Glad I live in Augusta. :D

January 26, 2005, 11:20 AM
"In 1999, a 17-year-old-rapper from New Orleans called BG (Baby Gangsta) wrote the lyric, 'Can see my earring from a mile, bling-bling'. BG didn't know it at the time, but he had just coined a term that would cross over from the ghetto into mainstream culture and on to the pages of magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. 'I just wish that I'd trademarked it,' Mr Gangsta said later, 'so I'd never have to work again.' "

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Dave Sample
January 26, 2005, 01:49 PM
Since I am der Blingmeister of this and many other forums, I feel I am qualified to answer.

This is one of my many SA CAS six guns that I also use as a CCW from time to time. "Oh it don't mean a thing ,if it ain't got that Bling" I also like to wear about $20,000.00 worth of Diamond Rings on my two little fingers. Gives me a good excuse to pack iron! Not to mention the watches I wear.

January 26, 2005, 02:51 PM
Here's my take on "Da Bling-Bling."

Ornamental affectation that adds to eye appeal of an artifact without adding much to the function or usefulness of said artifact. An example would be
chrome bumpers, a 2500-dollar set of high-tech brushed aluminum wheels, and
orange flames painted down the sides of a pickup truck. It won't run any faster, or get any better gas mileage, or haul any more weight in the bed.
It's still a pickup truck, even though it's a real snazzy pickup truck.

Other examples are Rolex watches when a Timex will tell you what you need to know for about 35 bucks. Gucci shoes, when all you need is somethin' to protect your feet. 200 dollar Chinos, when Levis or Wranglers will serve the same purpose. A 40-room mansion that 2 or 3 people live in.

The list could go on...

I guess I'm just more of a "Low-Key" kinda Sam Walton without the liberal slant. Like my hero, Forrest Gump so candidly noted:

"More than what ya need is mainly just for showin' off." :p

R.H. Lee
January 26, 2005, 03:02 PM
Bling bling is simply form over function; flash without substance. It's meant to convey the impression that something is what it's not; superficiality without attention to the underlying purpose; a coverup, if you will.

January 26, 2005, 03:15 PM
Bling is apparently less than desireable when possessed in the singular--two seems to be the de facto standard for "coolness" or whutevvah.

Singular is okay ONLY as a reference to the subject itself, not to the object gettin' blingy.

A flashy possession version of "gittin' jiggy wid' it."?? :confused:

January 26, 2005, 03:20 PM
It is something flashy.

Jewelry is the most common thing associated with Bling Bling. For example, I might point at a jewelry store and say, "That is where I get my bling bling".

This expression has been picked up by people involved in all manner of pursuits and adapted to fit their interest: such as guns.

Oscar Orum
January 26, 2005, 05:42 PM
Lars, Thanks for the question. I was one that didn't know but was ashamed to ask.

January 27, 2005, 12:46 PM
If 'bling' is 'form over function', does silicone qualify as 'bling'? :D

R.H. Lee
January 27, 2005, 12:48 PM
If 'bling' is 'form over function', does silicone qualify as 'bling'? Depends on where that silicone is placed and how useful it might be to ya :D

January 31, 2005, 04:32 AM
I wouldn't consider silicon implants as Blingy. I would call them Boingy.

PAC 762
February 5, 2005, 05:56 PM

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