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A Powerful Humourous Word: Diddums

 
 
Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 06:49 am
Examples:

(A) "Our children want to play in the mud." "Diddums!"

(B) "The neighbors on the third floor are at it again." "Ah diddums!"

The definition of the word "diddums", see Cambridge International Dictionary of English.

diddums British
interjection
HUMOROUS
an expression which seems sympathetic but which really means the opposite
"I hurt my finger." "Ah diddums!"


In my view, this interjection sounds terse and humourously powerful.
Especially, there has ever been a pop game named "Ah Diddums!", which is still loved by many of gamers. That femous game makes this interjection popular.
If you have found some good applied examples of "diddums", or fine examples made by your own, please paste them here, let's share the wisdom.
Any comment much appreciated!
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:39 am
oristarA- Nice expression- I had never heard of it before. I checked around. You are right. It is not in an American dictionary.

In the past I would say something like, "Oh joy, oh happiness, here's a letter from the I.R.S.!" From now on it will be, "Oh diddums!".
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:53 am
I'd say that we got a whatchamacallit, or a thingamajig from the IRS,"oh, diddums!"
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 09:59 am
No kidding!?!?! My brother has a friend we've all known since high school, we called him Diddums then - we still do! Hmmmm.... I wonder if I should tell him.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 11 Dec, 2002 02:46 pm
We use diddums as a response to express the idea that someone is being a wuss about something - ie when they are complaining - or it can be used humorously in a loving relationship to express real concern in a childlike way. It is a babytalk expression, like "did wittle davey hurt his wittle fingie then - diddums hurt hisself?"

I love it - but use it sparingly....
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 12:44 am
littlek wrote:
No kidding!?!?! My brother has a friend we've all known since high school, we called him Diddums then - we still do! Hmmmm.... I wonder if I should tell him.


See http://dictionary.cambridge.org/, search diddums.

Or click below link directly:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=diddums*1+0
Cool
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