Britishisms

On a conference call Friday evening with colleagues in the US, Canada and the UK.  My boss and my primary internal customer are discussing plans for their trip to visit the UK team next week.  My customer asks the UK operations manager about some arrangements, to which Jim responds, “It’s all tickerty boo.”

“Hmm…” I think, “there’s an expression I haven’t heard.”

While still on the call, I send Jim a Skype message to clarify what the expression was.  Sure enough, I heard correctly: tickerty boo – everything’s okay or in good order.

The good news is that even if one doesn’t have a British colleague, one still has the world wide web.  Check out this entry about the phrase.

 

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