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Best Answer mbuggieh says
Oh, Wow! So it is Cornish! And I'm third generation Australian. Interesting how some words linger. I thought everyone used it! Thank you.
Yep...sort of like me calling the end of the driveway the "pitch". I got that from my grandmother from Loddiswell, Devon, England.
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The Examiner-1 says
All my sources did that, too. Thank you so much for trying.
John Hansen says
Thanks for trying!
No. I hadn't heard of that, but it came up when I tried the online dictionary.
Ann Carr says
Thanks, Ann. It's pronounced tyfling.
I wanted to use it in a hub, so I left it out in the end, but to me (and my family) it is so meaningful. Thank you for your reply.
Well, it is about something trifling, but it's not the same. I had no idea that piddling came from the north of England. I looked it up and it comes from the Norwegian - so it may have been in the language for a long time, probably from the Vikings.
Jackie Lynnley says
No. We usually use it if a cotton thread is hanging from a hem.