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Read it here first: The Death Of Bling?
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On December 23, 2005 @ 9:44 am In Media,Retail | Comments Disabled
Here’s the WaPo version:
The word "bling" has been overused by every two-bit jeweler selling cubic
zirconium. It has been worn out by virtually all fashion publicists — who for
the past five months have been chirping, "Bling in the New Year!" — and by
every morning TV host trying to make the umpteenth holiday shopping segment
sound fun and nifty. Use of the word has become like a nervous tic, as
persistent as a dry cough and as annoying as old people who say "phat" and "You
If the word "bling" is never again uttered by an aging cultural observer –
some well-meaning baby boomer or a mainstream news organization proud to have
incorporated "edgy" lingo into its coverage — then 2006 will be a fine year.
The Death Of Bling? 
As Hip-Hoppers & Designers Eschew Excess, Jewelry May Just Be Jewelry Again
Washington Post, Friday, December 23, 2005; Page C01
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 WaPo: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/22/AR2005122202125.html
 "bling" Becomes Marketing Verbiage: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/12/bling_becomes_m.html
 The Long Tail of Language: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2005/12/the_long_tail_o.html
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