The “phrase” ticky-tack is getting pretty good play recently in our group at work. I’m pretty sure I managed to introduce it at some point a few months ago about something-or-other request we were dealing with.

Apparently James has now started using it and wondered where the heck I got it from.

And I hadn’t the slightest idea.

Until, thanks to Wikipedia(*) — the root of the phrase is from the late sportscaster Chick Hearn. I’m sure that Mr. Hearn’s phrase made its way through sportscasting, and to friends of mine and to me, for me to subvert to the fun and exciting world of technology.

(* it’s not all wikiality )