Bazinga! It may not have made its way into the Oxford English dictionary yet, but many of you will be well aware of this catchphrase and where it comes from. ‘Bazinga!’ is the catchphrase of Sheldon from American TV show the Big Bang Theory, and is what he says after he has delivered a particularly impressive put-down or riposte.
The word has become so synonymous with Sheldon that fans of the show are regularly seen wearing Bazinga T-shirts. Luckily for you, we have such said Bazinga T-shirts for both men and women, as well as a whole host of other Big Bang Theory T-shirts too.
The Big Bang Theory is one of those shows that really has a cult following. It all started back in 2007 and there have been seven season so far, with more planned well into 2014. Of course, as with many other TV shows, different fans have their own favourite character, but Sheldon does seem to have built up a bigger fan base than most.
Interestingly, he only started saying Bazinga! towards the end of the second series, and it gradually became more and more a part of his repertoire. It seems that the Sheldon character - famous for being terrible in social situations and having no real understanding of sarcasm - was filled out a bit by the writers around this time and started to deliver more and more funny lines. This is about when his catchphrase kicked in, and inspired the Bazinga T-shirts around the world.
So there you have it, a brief history of the word and how it became so famous among Big Bang Theory fans. If you are one such fan, or perhaps you know one, why not invest in a Bazinga T-shirt as a perfect accompaniment to the show.