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mckeonj
46673.  Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:26 am Reply with quote

Perhaps the QI question could be put thus:
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In what way does diddling differ from fiddling?

 
Tas
46682.  Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:59 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Q: What have higland cowpats got to do with dancing?


Highland Fling?

:-)

Tas

 
Jenny
46697.  Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:35 am Reply with quote

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Q: What have higland cowpats got to do with dancing?


Don't know about dancing, but it's a legitimate sport in parts of the USA, especially in Beaver, Oklahoma, the proudly self-proclaimed home of the World Cowchip Throwing Championship®

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/OKBEAchip.html

 
gerontius grumpus
46756.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:19 am Reply with quote

Is this why a lot of Irish music goes 'Diddly diddly diddly?'

 
Tas
46760.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:43 am Reply with quote

It is common around here to call it 'Diddly-diddly' music!

:-)

Tas

 
djgordy
46772.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:39 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
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Q: What have higland cowpats got to do with dancing?


Don't know about dancing, but it's a legitimate sport in parts of the USA, especially in Beaver, Oklahoma, the proudly self-proclaimed home of the World Cowchip Throwing Championship®

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/OKBEAchip.html


The prizes are rubbish though; all you get is a pat on the head.

Boom boom.

 
Gray
46814.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:05 am Reply with quote

I think a diddling-dancing-dung-beetles thread suggests itself here.

 
tetsabb
46933.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:49 pm Reply with quote

I have encountered 'diddling' in use in a US TV series as a euphemism for.. er... 'It'... er....'nookie'.. you know...

 
Celebaelin
46944.  Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:06 pm Reply with quote

And in "Carry On Dick" (note that surprisingly there's no comma)

"Well you ain't been diddled as often as I 'ave."

 
djgordy
46950.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:55 am Reply with quote

There are hundreds words that can be used as a euphemism for nookie - especially in the context of a Carry On film.

 
gerontius grumpus
46952.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:37 am Reply with quote

Isn't it what Ken Dodd used to do before meeting the diddy men, and they always asked how he was doing it?

Perhaps the diddy men know how to diddle nowadays, because it's a long time since I've heard them ask.

 
samivel
46954.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:45 am Reply with quote

I thought it was what Ken Dodd did before meeting the tax man ;)

 
gerontius grumpus
46958.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:34 am Reply with quote

That must be what the diddy men were asking about.
Funny, he never said "I'm stuffing all my cash in the mattress to hide it from the taxman".

 
mckeonj
46979.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:33 am Reply with quote

[OF]As well as Diddling, other forms of 'mouth music for dancing' are scat, rap, and Classical Greek poetry.[/OF]
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The code [OF]...[/OF] above is one of a series of codes I am developing for indicating the mood of a posting.
[OF] - Opinionated Factoid

 
samivel
47063.  Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:24 pm Reply with quote

Nice one :)

 

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