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Re: Tickety-boo?

Posted by ESC on November 10, 2000

In Reply to: THE BIG YIN posted by TERRY. on November 09, 2000

: I SAW BILLY CONOLEY IN A TELEVISION PRODUCTION WHERE HE PLAYED A CROOK AND EVERY TIME SOMETHING WENT RIGHT
: HE WOULD SAY IT'S "TICKETY-BOO". ANY IDEAS WHERE IT
: ORIGINATES?

"Tickety-boo, adj., (U.S. equivalent -- hunky-dory) -- Also spelled 'tiggerty-boo. Still heard but outdated." From "British English: A to Zed" by Norman W. Schur (Harper Perennial, New York, 1987).

Anyone have ideas on an origin?