[Ads-l] Antedating of paradiddle, dating of diddle

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Mar 30 12:06:22 UTC 2015


> On Mar 30, 2015, at 4:16 AM, Hugo <hugovk at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> paradiddle, n., OED: 1891
> 
> Here's 1835 para-diddles and an 1861 paradiddle, drum patterns.

apparently nothing to do with "taradiddle", which OED has from 1796.

arnold

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