Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Word of the Day

Taradiddle \ tar-uh-DID-l \  , noun;
Informal . a small lie; fib.
Informal . pretentious nonsense.
Taradiddle  builds on the term diddle , "to cheat or swindle" or "a deception," however, the origin of the first element, tara , is uncertain. It entered English in the late 1700s.

~What a fun word!  It sounds vaugly dirty, but can be used in public without appearing to be a potty mouth.  LOL

Let's see, using it in a sentence...

"Geez, Lily, it was just a taradiddle.  It certainly wasn't a whopper of a lie, heck, it doesn't even really count as a white one." 

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