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"Taking the mickey" ?

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abelmanmoth | 23:30 Tue 11th Jul 2006 | Phrases & Sayings
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For people outside the UK, there is the phrase - "taking the mickey" - this means basically making light-hearted fun of someone, but does anyone know where "Taking the mickey" comes from? Who is mickey!?

and same with "taking the p***"

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come to that, why is extracting urine seen as making fun of?
Click here, J.
I have often wondered whether it is connected with micturition, which is how posh people ****.

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