from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A small or worthless amount: His advice wasn't worth diddly to me.
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- n. A small amount of no worth.
- interj. A written representation of a trill sound.
- n. penis
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small worthless amount
Not to acknowledge the brutal component of slavery as the central issue in the American Civil War and for you to state that the omission amounts to 'diddly'; is a lot like the Nazi's refusing to acknowledge the holocaust.
Haley Barbour's "diddly" characterization (April 12 article, "Barbour: Confederacy flap not worth 'diddly'") is a blithe dismissal of even the mention of slavery when the "noble heritage of the Confederacy" is memorialized.
Slavery was "diddly" indeed ... just how many northern Republicans, the party of Lincoln, men died to keep the Union together?
Let's remember Haley BOURBON'S little "diddly" comment this November and give the Republicans "diddly SQUAT" at the polls ......
So, slavery didn't amount to "diddly" Governor Barbour?
To then make it sound as if it weren't "diddly" takes an even more foolish stance because of the huge problems with racism and Jim Crow in this nation after 1865.
There is nothing wrong with noting the Confederacy; but to omit a principle cause of the civil war and reduce it to "diddly" is bad.
Just what you expect from this man – the recognition of slavery in the Confederate cause means "diddly".
How about if we sell Barbour and let him work in the cotton fields for free and then his owners, throw him in shack, whip himup and lets see if its "diddly".
We still have institutionalized racism in this country and yet we can't tackle those problems because slavery amounts to "diddly"!