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Thread #68954   Message #3966118
Posted By: GUEST,Nancy Schimmel
13-Dec-18 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Tacky was a word before the song, but Malvina (my mother) invented ticky-tacky, and was quite pleased when it got into the dictionary. I used to drive that same road and noted that not only did the houses "all look just the same" but they all had similar lamps in the same position in their picture windows. That's what she was writing about.