Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Citations for taradiddle
Of course that's all taradiddle; he lies like a horse…
Biographers, who smile at the Shelleyan girls for putting faith in their brother's taradiddles about the Big Tortoise, are firm believers in his taradiddles about the monstrous and Venerable Serpent.
Origin of taradiddle
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.