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    Default Like a Box of Fluffy Ducks

    Apparently, this is a saying used in New Zealand, although some sources say it has spread to the U.K. as well. We can find no evidence of that.

    It is said in reply to the question, "How are you?' or something similar. Does anybody know the origin of the term or anything regarding it?

    It almost sounds like Cockney rhyming slang, but I can find no reference for it in that regard.

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    Default Re: Like a Box of Fluffy Ducks

    Quote Originally Posted by Steerforth View Post
    Apparently, this is a saying used in New Zealand, although some sources say it has spread to the U.K. as well. We can find no evidence of that.

    It is said in reply to the question, "How are you?' or something similar. Does anybody know the origin of the term or anything regarding it?

    It almost sounds like Cockney rhyming slang, but I can find no reference for it in that regard.

    Thanks!

    Steerforth
    Steerforth, a quick Google search for 'a box of fluffy ducks' will provide you with some possible answers. You can also visit Origins of the phrase box of fluffy ducks? - Yahoo! Answers for additional guidance.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Like a Box of Fluffy Ducks

    I don't know about other people in the UK, but I haven't heard it used, which makes me think that it hasn't spread that far there.

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    Default Re: Like a Box of Fluffy Ducks

    - though it's faintly reminiscent of 'snug as a bug in a rug' (which is used in Br English).

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