Talk:jingbang

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No doubt legitimate, but it looks hard to cite. If anyone's spotted it in a book that isn't on Google Books, that would be helpful. Equinox 21:21, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

I believe it's of Scottish origin and is mostly colloquial (as in the whole jingbang). But yes it does exist. Jamesjiao 02:58, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
attested Jamesjiao 04:31, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Cited: it appears in James Joyce's well-known novel Ulysses. And the alternate spelling jing-bang appears in Robert Louis Stevenson's well-known novel Kidnapped; I'll add that shortly. —RuakhTALK 23:21, 12 April 2010 (UTC)