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Re: Marble-mouthed

Posted by Pamela on February 19, 2008 at 01:23:

In Reply to: Marble-mouthed posted by Michal on February 18, 2008 at 22:53:

: "Marble-mouthed": does it mean anything? I cannot find this explained neither in my dictionaries nor in Google. (Citation is: "My marble-mouthed childhood friend...")

I don't know if this is true, but there is a popular belief that when people are being taught to "speak proper" (i.e. talk like the English upper class) then the elocution teacher puts marbles in their mouth. So, although I didn't find "marble-mouthed" either, I would take it that his or her childhood friend has an upper class manner of speach. Just my guess. Pamela