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    What does Ka Ching mean? ( Ka Ching by Shania Twain)

    Because I heard it has something to do with 'bad luck' or so. But I am not very sure.

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    We say it when someone finally understands something- it is meant to sound like money falling into a slot- to match the expression the 'penny's dropped', at least we say penny in British English.

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    What does Ka Ching mean? ( Ka Ching by Shania Twain)

    Because I heard it has something to do with 'bad luck' or so. But I am not very sure.
    There's another meaning. :D The sound an old cash register made when a sale was made. "Ka-Ching" refers to $$ being spent. It's such a beautiful thing to be able to spend money:

    Quote Originally Posted by Shania Twain
    [Chorus]
    Can you hear it ring
    It makes you wanna sing
    It's such a beautiful thing--Ka-ching!
    Lots of diamond rings
    The happiness it brings
    You'll live like a king
    With lots of money and things

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    Here in Britain, we're slower on the uptake and more parsimonious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Here in Britain, we're slower on the uptake and more parsimonious.
    Ah, Ms Twain just happens to be Canadian. :D

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