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    iamwkk is offline Junior Member
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    Default Boom Goes to the Dynamite

    I'm watching the Late Show here in Hong Kong. They talked about a reporter saying "Boom Goes to the Dynamite"......can anybody tell me what it means? Thanks. :P

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    Default Re: Boom Goes to the Dynamite

    'Boom goes the dynamite' would make more sense to me.

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    Default Re: Boom Goes to the Dynamite

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Boom goes the dynamite' would make more sense to me.
    Thanks....I must have misheard it....:P
    so what does it mean?

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    Default Re: Boom Goes to the Dynamite

    According to the David Letterman show that phrase "Boom goes the dynamite" was coined by a college sports reporter. He said it during an on-air review of a college basketball game after a player made a basket and the crowd cheered loudly. The phrase is meant to capture the crowd's exhuberance with the metaphor of the word "boom". From that the saying states the simple truth that when dynamite explodes it makes a "boom" sound as did the crowd.

    Hope that helped explain it.
    Scott

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