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#7927 - 10/14/00 08:37 PM Malarkey
frlax Offline

Registered: 10/14/00
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Does anyone know the derivation of the word malarky(malarkey)? Or for that matter, does anyone know why a bunch of it is considered so reprehensible?


#7928 - 10/14/00 09:55 PM Re: Malarkey
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
Posts: 4757
Hi frlax

Here's what a quick search using Google yielded for me:

Mike and Melanie’s weekly etymological webzine:

The Word Detective archive of questions previously answered (or attempted!):

bibliography to search for more details:

Hope you enjoy the board, and feedback if you find anything interesting about this or any other old malarkey


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