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Re: Titty's name

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Posted by John Nichols on March 12, 2022 at 09:16:12 user Mcneacail.

In Reply to: Re: Titty's name posted by Catherine Lamont on March 11, 2022 at 12:53:29:

Titty Mouse and Tatty Mouse is an old story that originated in the early 1900's

But Titty according to the OED dates from 1764 and is a diminutive for teat. And Tatty was introduced in 1792 from Hindu - meaning woven mat.

It is just one of those interesting things created by Ransome.

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