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Old 18-08-2015, 20:24   #16
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As an aside, I've not seen any authority satisfactorily explain the origin of the nautical term 'fiddle'. The usual practice, as followed by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to suggest that a nautical fiddle somehow refers to the form of a violin, specifically the sidewall of the soundbox of a violin.
It takes a pedant to know one...

One would think that anyone who put forward such a pedantic reply would use the proper term for "the sidewall of the soundbox of a violin," which is, of course, the "rib."

... or am I mystifying things by applying a lutherie term?
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"You won't shout as I fiddle about…."
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"You won't shout as I fiddle about…."
Who wrote that?
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John Entwistle.
From the rock opera Tommy by The Who (Pete Townsend etc).
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I know, just kidding
Wicked uncle Ernie was sung by Ringo Starr in the remake that featured Elton John
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Heck, I really missed your pun
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