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29-09-2008, 15:55   #1
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Mala or Marla!!!

Hi Not sure if this is the right forum but sure ill give it a go!!

Ya know that stuff that we used to play with in primary school,the plastercine stuff that we would make worms and snails out of and always ended up brown by then end of the day!!!
Well was it called MALA or MARLA!!!!
Big debate going on here bout it!!!
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29-09-2008, 15:57   #2
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Mala definitely.
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29-09-2008, 15:58   #3
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Mala (pronounced Maula). And its plasticine not plastercine :-D

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Mala (pronounced 'maw-la').
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Mala (pronounced 'maw-la').
We should really Irish it up with a fada. Mála ftw!
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Maith an fear, as my primary school teacher used to say.
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i wonder how many kids would know what that is these days ?
do they still call it mala in schools now?
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Thanks!!! I Knew it!! i was saying Mala and two others said MARLA!!!
Thought i was losing it!
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Oh I am one of the two people who said it was Marla, majority rules i suppose
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Mala ftw
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always said mala in my school but technically the word actually is marla
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29-09-2008, 21:24   #12
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From here http://www.irishdictionary.ie/dictionary

>>plasticine<<
TRANSLATION:
plasticine = n marla m4
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29-09-2008, 21:49   #13
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MARLA it to me was always pronounced MARLA with the "R"
to me.

I remember getting white flat cardboard packets of it
with different colours of strips back in the 80's
that always ended up a kinda multi coloured brownish or
purple colour when all mashed up together, and it always
went hard.

Growing up in Primary school the Teachers managed to get
bricks of plasticine of one colour which was slightly harder than what we called Marla.

Roll on a decade or two and you hear of this thing
called play dough which was no comparassion and could
be made by any house wife with flour lots of salt and food colouring by boiling in a sauspan.

for the mmore mature you could buy model clay in Easons that was like Marla with the added
advantage of being able to cook it in the oven to may clay

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I called it mala-pronounced 'mawla' too. On first day at school my teacher wrote my name on a piece of card and gave me a ball of it. I used to either make a snail,a bird's nest with eggs in or a snake. I'm quite deadly with it now, can make quite impressive faces like those on Mt Rushmore. The pound shops usually have it. Playdough isn't near as good.
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God Ann22's post has brought up a repressed memory - we were given a ball of it in school and the teacher wrote words up on the board and we had to make them with the marla - what was the point in that when you could make something cool?! This is when 5 year old TK realised school was crap!
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