A word that originated in 17th century England, but was most frequently used in the first half of the 20th century, this is a word we really should be using more often, today.
Taradiddle are lies, and a very specific kind of lies.
They are lies that make no pretense of deception.
Not only does the person who is being lied to know that he is being lied to, but the person telling the lies knows that his audience knows they are being lied to.
This long-neglected word certainly could come in handy, especially in conversations involving politics, or when conversing with college students.
So please join me in restoring this word to it's proper and much-needed place in the English language.