Haha – I've never really thought about it! Though a little digging would interestingly suggest that it may very well have derived from the term 'cod's wallop'!
"What is a ‘cod’s wallop’? According to a learned counsel..the term is an East-end colloquialism for ‘a woman who cannot keep her mouth shut’."
A VERY long article on the origin of 'codswallop', for anybody who might be interested !
Hell, you're a damned Englishman. What the heck do you know about speaking the English language. Ooops, never mind.Okay let's get pedantic The OED does not list the word relic as meaning the way we use it in this forum. It is the remains of various things such as a Holy Person or a civilisation etc.
The correct word is distressed. Therefore the word relicked doesn't exist with either spelling.
When a C is followed by an E or an I, it makes the /S/ sound unless it is an already established rare exception. When you add -ed or -ing to a word like picnic, panic, or relic, you have to ad a K so that the C isn’t followed by an E or an I. So, it is picnicked, picnicking, panicked, panicking, relicked, and relicking. If you spell it “reliced,” it sounds like your adding lice to your guitar again. Gross. It would be cool if word got around, and we see it correct in future posts. Also, it’s “Squier.”
I think that word is pretty-much universal!