“Disrespecting the Bing”….what does it mean?

quaoar at dKos uses the expressing “disrespecting the Bing” in a diary today, using it to mean something like “pleading (informally) to a much lesser “crime.” The origin of the expression was in episode 34 of The Sopranos, and was noted by Timothy Noah.

The expression never really seemed to catch on, except, predictably, in New Jersey. I think the proposed usage is overly nuanced; I mean, it would take a five minute discourse just to explain. Better just to use it to mean, sarcastically or not (after all, the Bing was a strip joint and mob headquarters), as noting criticism or lack or proper reverence of whatever important place might be under discussion.

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