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#1 2018-04-21 08:18:16

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
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The fiddle position

I sighed as I looked back to see Annie curled up in the fiddle position as she mumbled in her sleep.
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“Kid are you okay?!” I asked alarmed, as I hurried over to his side. He nodded slowly as he was curled up in the fiddle position.
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If a white person uses the word nigger, I am not going to curl up in the fiddle position in the middle of the floor and wet my pants, especially when the word isn’t targeted at me or used in a racist manner.
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The common way in which we find the average person is in hives on the floor in the fiddle position when all lock parts and screws are on the floor in a pile of mess.
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Getting in position to fiddle might demand a bowed, curled up, enraptured contortion around your instrument.

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#2 2018-04-21 09:47:44

DavidTuggy
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Re: The fiddle position

“Bowed” sounds like a pun in this context.
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I’d love to talk to some perps, and hear from them how they construe this.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2018-04-23 09:32:33

yanogator
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Re: The fiddle position

Maybe it’s a reference to the end of the fiddle, which is tightly curled.


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#4 2019-01-28 22:46:26

DavidTuggy
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Re: The fiddle position

Isn’t the growing end of a fern or similar plant, which is curled up on itself and slowly uncurls as it grows, called a fiddle-head? (And yes, Bruce, it apparently comes from its similarity to the scrollwork at the thin end of a violin.) From these pictures it does look like it makes sense to curl up in the fiddle position.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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