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diddle

(1)
To work with or modify in a not particularly serious manner. "I diddled a copy of ADVENT so it didn't double-space all the time." "Let's diddle this piece of code and see if the problem goes away."

See tweak and twiddle.

diddle

(2)
The action or result of diddling.

See also tweak, twiddle, frob.
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In the video, Shelton recreates the classic June Havoc performance taken from the 1940s comedy Hey Diddle Diddle.
Lisa, who plays Sunny Diddle, said: "I regularly direct the Holmfirth pantomime and I discovered that many parents didn't feel able to bring little children to watch live theatre for fear of them chatting too loudly, wriggling about, needing the loo etc.
Featuring compositions by Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Schubert, Strauss and Tchaikovsky, the video also includes delightful renditions of classic nursery rhymes and songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," "Star Light, Star Bright" and "Hey Diddle Diddle.
The three-dimensional line, called Heh, Diddle, Diddle, features a Noah's Ark design, an All-Sports theme complete with baseball bat to soccer ball, and a lamp reflecting the famous cat-jumped-over-the-moon nursery rhyme.
Volume I are: Rub-A-Dub-Dub by The Nice Girls; Baa Baa Black Sheep by the Tallflowers; Pat-a-Cake by Diamond; Humpty Dumpty by Chewygummee; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Maya Cherry; Hey, Diddle Diddle by Babblin' Brooks All Stars; Jack and Jill by The Handsomes; Little Bo Peep by Doubt It; Mary Had a Little Lamb by Highly Highly Lost Tones; London Bridge by Revolving MDs; Little Miss Muffet by Lana Moreisless, and It's Raining, It's Pouring by Grape Jam.
Hey Diddle Diddle Middlesbrough Theatre - Friday, April 5 Its time for the annual jumping over the moon contest in Rhyme Town.
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They are seen as too old-fashioned by modern parents - meaning old favourites including Hey Diddle Diddle and Mary Mary Quite Contrary could be forgotten.
By 2004 Matt and his new director Simon Drew were able to launch their first national theatre tour with Robinson Crusoe, Jack and Jill In The Forgotten Nursery and Hey Diddle Diddle.
Fri, April 5: 1pm HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE Middlesbrough Theatre Tickets PS10, PS8.
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