Olga Cabral's The Seven Sneezes (1948) contains a plethora of sneeze words: a-choo, a-cha, a-chachoo, kerchaya, choo, buttonmyshoe, switcheroo, katchoo, katchim, katcham, katchibble, fiddle-faddle
, skedaddle, fumadiddle.
Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times called it "pretentious fiddle-faddle
Of course, we have this on-line fiddle-faddle
, but you learn more about life on trains.
Now, we are all used to the fiddle-faddle
of tickets and tokens for supermarket car parks and then having to wave your receipt at the man in the booth because you can't find either, but until this week I had not actually met the new pro-active, comes out of his hut and gives you a ticking off, version of the car park attendant.
All the fiddle-faddle
is over the remote prospect of evidence obtained by torturing Qatada''s former co-defendants in a proven terrorism case in Jordan in 1999, being revived if he is returned there to face further serious charges.
This would leave angst-ridden fiddle-faddle
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams presiding over a smaller, but wiser flock, but at least with a clear conscience, having as recently as February made a profound apology to gay worshippers and fellow clergy for ignoring them.