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Re: Tickety-boo

Posted by James Briggs on February 25, 2010 at 14:24

In Reply to: Tickety-boo posted by Colin Hawthorn on February 25, 2010 at 10:06:

: The phrase Tickety-boo was part of an old fashioned song which does not seem to be on the net today. It was common in the fifties and seemed to related to military service life in india but has anyone recorded the original lyrics which included the phrase " you can say its tickety-boo"

This is what World Wide words reckons. It doesn't say anything about a song. I guess the song just used a currently fashionable word.

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-tic1.htm