Fiddle-faddle. Who uses this word other than me? Come on, let me see a show of hands.
I bet the first thing you thought of when I said fiddle-faddle was of this....
Be honest with me, isn't this what you thought of? Mm, fiddle faddle is perfectly popped corn in taste-tempting creamy caramel and toffee flavored goodness, sometimes with peanuts and sometimes without. I won't turn down, either. On occasion, I have been known to make my own version of fiddle faddle which I'm told is is far superior over store bought kind.
Until recently, I only thought of fiddle faddle as in the expression, I use often, "Oh, fiddle-faddle!" when I think something is ridiculous or fiddle faddle as in this sweet yummy treat.
The Free Dictionary defines fiddle-faddle (n) trivial, nonsense (v) to fuss or waste time.
What I didn't know is Fiddle-Faddle...
is a classical piece by Leroy Anderson.
It's a word used to describe little people a.k.a midgets who apparently are a rarity to be seen and rather nasty to encounter with warnings to protect your feet and shins should you happen upon a fiddle faddle.
It is a code name. Secret Service dubbed the code names Fiddle and Faddle for two staff members in their 20s hired for sex during the JFK administration. This president's sexual escapades is anything, but fiddle-faddle. How Jackie tolerate such behavior is beyond my realm of comprehension!
The Urban Dictionary has several meanings for fiddle faddle which are totally new to me, but I won't expand upon these as many are a wee bit too embarrassing. I'll leave it up to you to get to do the research, if you're interested in knowing what that source has to say on the subject of fiddle faddle.
1. What expression do you use most often when you hear nonsense? For example, as in mine: Oh fiddle-faddle!
2. What are the first five 'F' words that come come to mind?
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