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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>Dear Yahoo!:</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=que><SMALL>Why is the front section of your hair referred to as "bangs"?</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=que><SMALL>Stacy

Columbus, Ohio</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD height=5><SPACER height="1" width="1" type="block"></TD></TR><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>Dear Stacy:</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>That short fringe of hair beloved by little girls and Bettie Page wannabes owes its name to the same abrupt, sudden nature of the original word "bang."

"Bang" comes from an Old Norse word "banga" which meant "to hammer." In 16th-century England, "bang" was used to mean "to strike violently." By the 1800s, "bang" was associated with sudden, loud noises, such as slamming a door.

This sense of suddenness may be the key to the hair question. The phrase "to cut (something) bang off" meant to cut suddenly or cut a sharp, abrupt line. In the 1860s, "bangtail" came into use to describe a horse tail style. The tail was trimmed in a horizontal line to give it an even end. The name for the equine style was quickly adopted for human hairstyles. A straight line of hair on the forehead was first called a "bang" or "bangs" in the late 1870s in the U.S. Interestingly, the British call the same hairstyle fringe, as it resembles a fringed border or trim. In the U.K., "bang" is often used as a vulgar slang term that might also be familiar in the States. </SMALL>

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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>Dear Yahoo!:</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=que><SMALL>Why is the front section of your hair referred to as "bangs"?</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=que><SMALL>Stacy

Columbus, Ohio</SMALL>

</TD></TR><TR><TD height=5><SPACER type="block" width="1" height="1"></TD></TR><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>Dear Stacy:</SMALL></TD></TR><TR><TD class=ans><SMALL>That short fringe of hair beloved by little girls and Bettie Page wannabes owes its name to the same abrupt, sudden nature of the original word "bang."

"Bang" comes from an Old Norse word "banga" which meant "to hammer." In 16th-century England, "bang" was used to mean "to strike violently." By the 1800s, "bang" was associated with sudden, loud noises, such as slamming a door.

This sense of suddenness may be the key to the hair question. The phrase "to cut (something) bang off" meant to cut suddenly or cut a sharp, abrupt line. In the 1860s, "bangtail" came into use to describe a horse tail style. The tail was trimmed in a horizontal line to give it an even end. The name for the equine style was quickly adopted for human hairstyles. A straight line of hair on the forehead was first called a "bang" or "bangs" in the late 1870s in the U.S. Interestingly, the British call the same hairstyle fringe, as it resembles a fringed border or trim. In the U.K., "bang" is often used as a vulgar slang term that might also be familiar in the States. </SMALL>

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This is NOT usless cuz WIlliam Hung is da' masta!!!

Me SINGING:

She bangs, she bangs

Oh baby when she moves, she moves
I go crazy 'cause she
Looks like a flower
But she stings like a bee
Like every girl in history
She bangs, she bangs
I'm wasted by the way she moves
No one ever lokked so fine
She reminds me
That a woman's got one thing on her mind
Sorry My name is WIlliam Hung

 
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NEW YORK - Who needs "American Idol"? William Hung doesn't — he already has a recording contract.

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The singer, who became a fan favorite — but not a judges' favorite — during open auditions for the Fox series with his spirited version of Ricky Martin (news)'s "She Bangs," has signed a deal with Fuse Music Network and Koch Records.

His debut album, tentatively titled "The True Idol," is scheduled for release April 6, it was announced Monday. It will contain "She Bangs," along with another Martin hit, "Shake Your Bon Bon," and a cover of Elton John (news)'s "Rocket Man," which Hung sang recently on "The Ellen DeGeneres (news) Show."

And for those of you hankering for more Hung, the disc will include a 40-minute DVD with behind-the-scenes footage from his studio recording sessions and fan questions and answers.

"He may not be the next American Idol, but he is definitely a star and inspiration to everyone who sings in the shower," said Marc Juris, president of Fuse, which will exclusively air his "She Bangs" video.

Koch Records general manager Alan Grunblatt was even more effusive: "He is the new Elvis!"

Hung, a 21-year-old Hong Kong native and civil engineering student at the University of California, Berkeley, has inspired fan clubs and Web sites that sing his praises. Grade: Rockin' Tude!!!

 
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