A phrase to refer to smoking or taking a hit of
cannabis, or say when taking a hit of cannabis.
At the very beginning of its usage, it was also a little bit of a smoking game.
Background and Usage
The Waldos and even other people we knew outside of the Waldos would call a marijuana bong pipe hit a “bong”…. as in, “ load up the water pipe and take a bong“. The Waldos, and other people outside of the Waldos, would alternatively in the same way call a marijuana bong pipe hit a “bing”.
In a group marijuana toking session, when somebody would offer or attempt to pass a bong pipe to another person they might ask, “bing”? And the second person might respond with “bong”. And then first person or second person, or even another person in the room would chime in with “bing bong”.
Then somebody would add another word such as “ding”… and it became “bing bong ding”. And soon after, another word “dong” was added and it eventually became “bing bong ding dong ding” which had a nice rhyme. Marijuana poetry, and another phrase like 420 to refer to illegal marijuana.
Other people we smoked with added even other words to the sequence. (It was like the game Simon. Simon is an electronic game of memory—a device creates a series of tones and lights and requires a user to repeat the sequence). It got very blurry as to who exactly originated or added what in these particular phrases or sequences, and somebody else somewhere is likely to believe they originated the entire concept.