Sunday, October 17, 2004


A new addition to the Big Book of Bunkum:

fiddle-faddlemus (n.) a spotless, suave, and sophisticated stick-in-the-mud who can’t shoot pool, can’t howl at the moon, and can’t even carry a blessed tune

e.g., The flat-footed fiddle-faddlemus found solace in a deserted dog-house, where he pondered about the merits of signing up for a popular, low-impact fitness and stress-busting course called, “Potty Golf for Beginners”, or enrolling in a continuing education breakfast seminar on “Risks Associated With Joining the Slow Food Movement”.

Contributed by: Bartleby Quinker (a cosmic waste reduction design engineer, asteroid pay-load landing specialist, and recreational polyglottist)