taradiddle - another etymological challenge?

Gregory {Greg} Downing gd2 at IS2.NYU.EDU
Mon Aug 30 16:48:48 UTC 1999

At 10:25 AM 8/30/99 -0400, "Swain, Bill" <SwainB at MOODYS.COM> wrote:
>Ask any percussionist and they'll tell you it's a type of drumming pattern
>used on a snare drum...

And if they know their field, they'll tell you the pattern is called a
"paradiddle" (first OED2 citation 1927) not a "taradiddle" (first OED2
citation 1796).

Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing at nyu.edu or gd2 at is2.nyu.edu

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