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 Post subject: Marlicking About
PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:58 pm 

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I'm sure we all know the term, stop marlicking about ! But where did it originate?

Was there a clown called Marlick? or a Vaudeville act that it was named after? I would love to know.

I can't stop using this phrase to my children, and people look at me very strangely (ha ha) not only the Kiwi's here where we live in NZ, but also english people here have never heard of it !


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 Post subject: Re: Marlicking About
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 8:11 am 
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I've never heard of that one! Welcome to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Marlicking About
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Could 'marlicking' be a corruption of 'malarkey'? The two would seem to have similar meanings...


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:41 pm 
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I think my father-in-law said it was derived from a norse word

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 Post subject: Re: Marlicking About
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:59 pm 
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A bell is ringing quite loudly for me. :mrgreen:

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