I was reading a Lisa Scottoline book, 'Come Home' and the word padiddle came up. Have you ever heard of it?
I am forever surprised that I can go through life at 67 (almost) and not know common words.
Padiddle, alternatively spelled pediddle, perdiddle and kadiddle, is a Canadian and American slang term for a vehicle with a burnt-out headlight or brake light. It is also the name of a nighttime travel game involving spotting such vehicles. Cars with only one illuminated tail light are called pidadle in some areas of the country.
This doesn't happen very often. About 15 years ago I heard the term segue. I had never heard the word that I was aware of. I asked G if he knew what it was and he said yes. I mentioned that he has never used the word and as he said, 'I don't need to use a word to know what it means'. Touche! By the way, I use it now matter of factly.
One other word, obsequious, I had never heard until the movie 'The Big Easy'. Ellen Barkin used it in answering Dennis Quaid.
Where did all this come from? I was gonna talk about the daisy quilts! Tomorrow.