Monday, April 22, 2013

S is for Scadoodle



This whole month has been a learning process for me: learning at work, learning time management again, learning to let go (as in letting the girls and Scott get chores done in their way not mine), learning new words, and even more than that learning the original definitions of words that I’ve used for as long as I can remember.

Today’s delay in posting sprung out of exhaustion, as did the post for R. Sleeping is not working out well for me and I find that I am up at odd hours, tired when I should be up, and incomprehensible far more than I like to be.

During the summer when I was little, unless it was raining, I was outside. If I lingered too long in the house I was told to scadoodle. I tell the girls to scadoodle all the time. In the kitchen while I’m trying to cook dinner? Scadoodle! Running up and down the hallway while I’m trying to get laundry done? Scadoodle! Shooting me with their water guns or the hose? I scadoodle as fast as I can!

Scadoodle, aside from being a mega-fun word to say is a noun from the 1860s that originally meant a heap or a large amount, today though, I’ve only heard it used as a verb meaning to move or to get lost.

Example: Samuel scampered straight out the side door when his mom screamed, “Scadoodle!” and threw a soda cap at him when he dropped the salad.

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16 comments:

  1. High five for you, Heather. Even tired your Scadoodle entry is fun. I enjoyed that very much. Thank you for the sharing. Now I am going to scadoodle someone ;)

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    1. I'm trying! Thanks for the praise! I feel like I really need it this week!

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  2. Another treasure from your kitty. Thank you so much.

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  3. What a fun post! lol. I like it. In my neck of the woods, my mom used to say, "Skedaddle!". Amazing how close the two words are. :-)

    I've enjoyed A to Z this year, but have to admit, I'll get a bit more sleep when May rolls around!

    Nice to meet you, Heather! :-)

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    1. I think skedaddle might be more of a western style slang, as in cowboys and the like. But I've heard and used both. They are fun to say.

      I'm with you! All the blog hopping has made me down right exhausted!

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  4. Hiya! Neighbour from last year.. Looks like you've been having a great one. Love scadoodle. Words can be a lot of fun and you're doing a great job at bringing us the best. Thought I'd better pop by, I've found this one a little tougher than last year and not got around as much as I'd hoped. AtoZlove xxx

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    1. Howdy Neighbor! I've not gotten around either! Hope everything is going well for you - in general and in the challenge!

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  5. Scadoodle is incredibly fun to say out loud. I can't help but say it in a Muppet voice.

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    1. Okay, so which Muppet? Cause I can hear Kermit and maybe Dr. Teeth.

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  6. I haven't heard of that word but we use 'skedaddle' meaning go away, or get out of the way by a harrassed mum.

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    1. Yeah, that's pretty much how I use it. I love how words change through the years. It really makes you aware of how very much like a living creature language is.

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  7. I just yelled Scadoodle at my kids... Day officially made!

    Hugs!

    Valerie

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    1. Now the real question is, did they understand what you meant?

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  8. I have not heard that word in a long time. We used to hear this a lot when I was young. You just made me smile.

    I like your blog posts for the A-Z challenge. They are a lot of fun!

    Cheers!
    Rebekah
    http://rkgtheauthor.com

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    1. I'm glad I could bring a smile to your face! Thanks for stopping by!!

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