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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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Ann Carr says
Thanks, Ann. It's pronounced tyfling.
John Hansen says
Thanks for trying!
The Examiner-1 says
All my sources did that, too. Thank you so much for trying.
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.
No. I hadn't heard of that, but it came up when I tried the online dictionary.
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.
Jackie Lynnley says
No. We usually use it if a cotton thread is hanging from a hem.