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Word of the Day 6/4/14 Fiddlestick

Fiddlestick (noun)
fid·dle·stick [fid-l-stik]


noun
anything; a bit: I don't care a fiddlestick for what they say.

Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English fidillstyk. See fiddle, stick

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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weakmoments
Jun. 4th, 2014 12:42 pm (UTC)
I LOVE this word! Although my Daddy used to use it while playing baseball/softball instead of cursing I suppose. He usually said it while running to first base after he dropped his shoulder and hit a pop-up. Or he'd say fiddle-faddle. Yeah, totally used it as a stand-in curse word instead of meaning 'anything' or 'a bit'! :D Hmm, now I kind of want to use it the proper way in something today!
simplyn2deep
Jun. 4th, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
lol I've used words like this and Shiitake (mushrooms - which I got from a movie) in place of cursing (around other people or when I'm on the phone)
haldoor
Jun. 5th, 2014 09:58 am (UTC)
oh yeah - 'fiddlesticks' in this part of the world means more like 'bullshit' (as in garbage, I don't believe you) or occasionally, as you say, like a swear word, but down here, always with the 's' on the end.

Incidentally, we had these toys when I was a kid called fiddlesticks. They were awesome and you could build tons of cool things with them!

Edited at 2014-06-05 09:59 am (UTC)
simplyn2deep
Jun. 5th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm used to the word with a 's' on the end too, but when I looked it up, it was without the 's', so I did it that way.

I remember hearing on some old TV show, something wouldn't go right so someone would say "oh fiddlesticks" and later took it to sort of mean "oh shit" or "oh crap". I guess it's just a general catch all for cursing.
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