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English citations of bazinga

Interjection: "exclamation indicating a successful trick or prank"[edit]

  • 2009 May 11, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, “The Monopolar Expedition”, in The Big Bang Theory, season 2, episode 23, CBS:
    You actually had it right in the first place. Once again, you’ve fallen for one of my classic pranks. Bazinga!
  • 2010 August 13, Hubbard, R. Glenn; Navarro, Peter, Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, Upper Saddle River: FT River Press, →ISBN, page 130:
    As the ultimate geek, physicist Sheldon on the TV show The Big Bang Theory, might say about this complexity and its unintended consequence, “Bazinga!
  • 2011 November 2, Remysun, “Desperate Housewives October 2011 (Spoilers)”, in, Usenet[1], message-ID <>:
    And Lynette finds that Tom is now going out with a sophisticated lady who refuses to let him go, stating that Lynette was like her ex, and that survivors like Jane and Tom belong with people who don't pick fights with them.


  • 2012 May 19, “'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold'”, in The Acorn[2]:
    They’ve banned ads to help sell their city and suck up tourist dollars—and this they admit to Spurlock. Bazinga! By banning advertising, they’re advertising Sao Paulo!
  • 2012 June 7, Friesema, Felicia, “What's in Season at the Farmers Market: Apricot Flame Wars + Tenerelli Is Back”, in Squid Ink[3], LA Weekly, retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Science just pulled an agricultural bazinga.
  • 2012 June 13, C. J., “C.J.: Seavert changes channels, goes to KARE11”, in Star Tribune[4], ISSN 0895-2825, retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Nye took faux umbrage with the Sheldon comparison. Not even Bazinga would have saved me.
  • 2012 June 15, Wilson, Stacey, “Emmys 2012: Can Anybody Beat 'Modern Family?'”, in The Hollywood Reporter[5], ISSN 0018-3660:
    It would be the "bazinga!" heard 'round the world.

Interjection: "exclamation indicating a successful outcome or sudden realization"[edit]

  • 2000 April 30, Bill Dow as Chuck Burks, “Hollywood AD”, in The X-Files, season 7, episode 19:
    Who made this? We're not sure. Either a forger by the name of Micah Hoffman... or, uh, someone else in the vicinity of Jesus Christ. Buzzinga."
  • 2010 September 14, Josh, Spence, “Dead On Arrival”, in Valley Star[6], retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Boss Man: Bazinga! Let's get this sucker green-lit. I smell Razzies!!!
  • 2011 March 8, Mike, Keller, “How To Enable iTunes Home Sharing in iOS 4.3”, in PCWorld[7], ISSN 0737-8939, retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Go back to the iPod app on your iOS device and click on the “More” tab. There you will see a new heading titled “Shared” which lets you choose between your iOS library or any Shared Libraries you have enabled on your WiFi network. Bazinga!
  • 2012, DeQuadros, Miguel, GameSalad Beginner's Guide, Packt Publishing, →ISBN, page unnumbered:
    This level is going to be under water! So let's design a good underwater scene.
    Bazinga! There it is.
  • 2012, Paulsen, Gary, Crush: The Theory, Practice and Destructive Properties of Love, Wendy Lamb Books, →ISBN, page 118:
    I have never gotten anything less than an A- when poster board is involved. So — bazinga! I'd make a poster of the life and times of Markie's family. Guaranteed to melt his parents' hearts.
  • 2012, Wiles, Jack; Gudaitis, Terry; Jabbusch, Jennifer; Rogers, Russ, Low Tech Hacking: Street Smarts for Security Professionals, Syngress, →ISBN, page 133:
    George then fires up his laptop, spoofs the MAC address of the iPad, and BAZINGA: immediate access for George.
  • 2014 October 23, Evan Smith as Gil Webber, “Boys Fright Out”, in Monster High, season 4, episode 27:
    Oh yeah? Well, all I have to say to that is: Bazinga! Boom! Yeah!

Interjection: "exclamation acknowledging a witty remark"[edit]

  • 2011 April 27, Olson, Carrie, “The royal wedding — who cares?”, in The Daily Freeman-Journal[8], retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Jerry Seinfeld recently found himself in hot water when he said, ""Well it's a circus act, it's an absurd act. You know, it's a dress-up." And he kept going, "And that's what the royal family is - it's a huge game of pretend. These aren't special people - its[sic] fake outfits, fake phoney hats and gowns."
    Bazinga. Match point to Jerry.
  • 2012 June 12, Cassimally, Khalil A., “Introducing: Noby Leong and Tristan O’Brien”, in The SA Incubator[9], Scientific American, retrieved 2012-06-22:
    I’m still completing my undergraduate degree, so I am about as green as chlorophyll (bazinga!) when it comes to research, although that is the path that I want to head down.
  • 2012 June 14, Levin, Sydney, “'Teen Mom' Season 4 Premiere: No Pain, No Gain”, in The Huffington Post[10], retrieved 2012-06-22:
    Meanwhile, Debra re-reminds Farrah that she's very, very sad. "I'm grieving it, baby," she whimpers. Debra drains her wine -- aptly named "Farrah Wine" -- and says it's "sort of vinegar-y." Bazinga!
  • 2012 September 1, “Have you ever tried to fit 'mari-juana' in 1 column?”, in Mail Tribune[11], ISSN 2163-6699, retrieved 2012-09-27:
    So, Marc, as you can see, we don't use the word "pot" very often in stories. But you also see that it is used frequently in headlines. The reason is simple and has nothing to do with a lack of respect for medical marijuana users. When it comes to headlines, size matters, and the word "pot" fits in a lot more places than "marijuana." It's really that simple.
    It would be easy to figure that headline writers just aren't what they used to be, that they've gone to pot, so to speak (bazinga!).

Noun: "(informal) a thingamabob"[edit]

  • 1982, Jürg Nievergelt, Document Preparation Systems, page 28:
    For example, to delete the word "bazinga" in an editor using typed commands from a keyboard without cursor keys, one might search for an occurrence of the pattern "bazinga" and then type delete/bazinga; in another, using typed commands with cursor keys, one might type dw after driving a cursor to point at any character in the word "bazinga"
  • 1994 April 14, ambush.bug [username], “history & role-playing (was: RE: dark family secret)”, in, Usenet[12]:
    Easy. Have the groups agree that something is bad, in general, but give them individual reasons for hating them.

    "Left Headed Bazingas have been taking our jobs," says the newly unemplyed[sic] character.
    "Left Headed Bazingas are stealing our women..."
    "Left Headed Bazingas have performed bizarre medical experiments on our beloved family pet."
  • 2002 November 16, Hvacmam [username], “Re: filter changes”, in alt.hvac, Usenet[13]:
    I personally don't give a rat's bazinga what filters you use, because personally, I quite enjoy cleaning coils.
  • 2003 March 17, Tim Mullen, “Re: Upcoming Auction”, in, Usenet[14]:
    Anyone have a good guess as to what the bazinga is that I've crudely circled in this photo?
  • 2003 July 14, Tim Mullen, “Re: Dealer Ethics (beware the Crap-O-phone)”, in rec.antiques, Usenet[15]:
    I'd picked up one of those chrome dish drainer bazingas, perfect for the "depression deco" look I wanted for the kitchen.
  • 2005 May 16, Tim Mullen, “PANIX Public Access Internet and UNIX, NYC”, in rec.antiques, rec.crafts.metalworking, rec.puzzles, rec.woodworking, Usenet[16]:
    I have to say I think this home-made battery bazinga tops that. :)
  • 2012 September 19, Biggs, John, “PornFeud: Claims Pinterest Is Banning Racy Pins”, in TechCrunch[17], retrieved 2012-09-27:
    To be clear, Pinterest contains porn [NSFW]. Maybe it’s not full-bore wingwom on dingslap action, but it’s there. Think of it as the 50 Shades Of Grey kind of stuff rather than the two-girls-one-bazinga-style porn you’re thinking of. You know, classy stuff.

Noun: seven-stringed harp[edit]

  • 1950, Cuppy, Will, The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody, Nonpareil, published 1984, →ISBN, OL 8128148M, page 12-13:
    Although we lack statistics, it must have been one of the largest in the ancient world, completely equipped with the very best concubines obtainable in Africa, all skilled in dancing, singing, and playing on the bazinga, or seven-stringed harp.