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#7927 - 10/15/00 12:37 AM Malarkey  
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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?

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#7928 - 10/15/00 01:55 AM Re: Malarkey  
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Hi frlax

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

Mike and Melanie’s weekly etymological webzine:
http://www.takeourword.com/et_k-m.html#malarky

The Word Detective archive of questions previously answered (or attempted!):
http://www.word-detective.com/back-f.html#malarkey

bibliography to search for more details:
http://angli02.kgw.tuberlin.de/lexicography/data/slang09.htm

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





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