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it’s worse than the ticktolleroo expression or saying

A little less fidgeting please

Collected by

Granny D – 1950s
Marion Dixon (Howes) – mother of Mum, spouse of Pop


We thought it hilarious: not just a made-up thing, but *worse* than a made-up thing. That this might be a reference to tic douloureux (trigeminal neuralgia) – a condition not noted for its hilarity – only dawned much later

Submitted: 07/04/2021 by Mark ● Last updated: 07/03/2022 00:27 by Mark

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