Why tick-tock and not tock-tick ?

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  1. sharukh

    sharukh Registered User
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    Heck, I never knew that I already knew. If that makes any sense.

    And yes this is clock related, there's even an image of a clock (albeit cuckoo) on the web page.

    The Times Group

    Sharukh

    ps: I checked and this seemed to be the correct place to post this. If I am wrong, could the moderator please shift it to the correct place ?
     
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing
     
  3. FDelGreco

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    It's tock-tick in the southern hemisphere. :D

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  4. novicetimekeeper

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    It would be interesting to know what they say in other languages. If you have never researched what people say for animal noises in other languages try it you might get a bit of a shock.
     
  5. Uhralt

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    Interesting. the sequence appears to be based on the pitch of the sound, from high to low. It is similar in German: Tick-tack for the clock and I-aa for the sound a donkey makes.

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    Haven't the time to read the articles now but it is entry and exit points, different sounds. If you could force the clock to run backwards it would be tock tick.
     

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