A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 05, 2008
Whiskey Ding

A “whiskey ding” is a scratch on an automobile; the driver (who had been drinking whiskey) cannot recall the dents.

The origin of the term “whiskey ding” is unknown. The term is used in Texas, but it is also used in the Midwest.


Urban Dictionary
whiskey dings
The small dents or scratches you have on your vehicle after a night of partying at the local bar. Origin of said dents can seldom be figured out.
Dickie: Hey budz, where’d that dent in your El Camino come from?
DJ: Aw hell, it’s a WHISKEY DING and I don’t remember.

by Shmouse Central California May 22, 2005

Austin Chronicle: Club Guide
BROKEN SPOKE
3201 S. Lamar
442-6189
Austin 78704-5805
Hours: Tue-Thu,11:00am-11:00pm; Fri-Sat, 11:00am-12:30am
The venerable Broken Spoke has always reigned supreme as Austin’s country music palace. When you need your Lone Star cold, lots of sawdust on the floor, and the ghost of Ernest Tubb on your shoulder, the Spoke is it. And don’t fuss about getting any whiskey dings on your car. That’s part of the charm.

Michigan State Spartans Forums
Hekclers
05-27-2005, 01:53 PM
Mormon girls are hot because...how can I explain this....hmmmmm....here’s teh thing - you know how every car, no matter how expensive, looks better on the lot? Then, after it goes out for a spin or two, gets a few whiskey dings int eh dors, it you can always tell if it’s been driven? Well that a mormon girl for ya’ No whiskey dings

The White Trash Republican
Friday, January 27, 2006
Your Mileage May Vary…
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The Ozarks are the great Detroit Graveyard...where the finest that our auto industry has produced comes to live out their final days, struggling through 2 feet deep mud on dirt roads in the spring, cracking their blocks in sub-zero wintertime, running their tires bald on the crappy blacktop highways, enduring all the indignity that a backseat full of young children ( unbuckled, by the way ) jacked up on Dollar General candy can bestow upon the once pristine interior, to say nothing about the beer spills, cigarette burns, ‘whiskey dings’ and other forms of torture that our denizens can muster upon them in their quest to get from point A to point B.

Carolina Panthers Message Board
Delhommey
05-18-2006, 09:52 PM
Re: Local Words
I enjoy the term “whiskey ding” to describe small dents in metal, usually one’s car.

Classic Broncos Forums
03/16/07, 06:29 PM
Parting out 69 in TX
Location: Frisco TX
Price: Varies
Email:

I’m selling and parting out my 69 bronco. Prices as stated or $3000 for all.
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$1600-The bronco itself is a little rough, would make a great candidate for a trail ride, front and rear fenders cut with 35” tires (bald) and saw blade chrome steel wheels. Body has some rust but mainly whiskey dings, doors will need work.

Misplaced in the Midwest
As I drove home I kept watch in the rear view mirror to make sure no beat up car with whiskey dings was behind me.
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posted by Misplaced at Friday, April 27, 2007

Camaro for sale in Weslaco, TX
Body does have several whiskey dings behind doors (very minor) and one bad spot on the drivers side seat as seen in pictures
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On Feb-16-08 at 20:10:41 PST, seller added the following information…

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Wednesday, March 05, 2008 • Permalink