thread: 2008-06-17 : Cordelia's Dad followup

On 2008-06-23, Vincent wrote:

It's a very, very soft swear, not much worse than "oops" or "ouch," so I mean SERIOUSLY soft. It's also quite old-timey; it's the kind of swear your Baptist great-grandmother would have used.

Absent context, it just means "nonsense," but since it's a swear, in action it covers a lot of territory.

"oh fiddlesticks that hurts" = "oh fuck that hurts"
"fiddlesticks to you" = "eat shit and die"
"fiddlesticks!" = "that's bullshit!"


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