Hi sophi,One woman is holding a baby. Her friend tells her she looks like a cat holding a fiddle. What does she mean by that? Does she look awkward? Weird? Funny?
Some good references here, biblio.I wonder how this relates to the nursery rhyme?
Hey, diddle, diddle!
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And the dish ran away with the spoon.
I remember reading that this nursery rhyme was actually political satire of sorts; for example, Dish and Spoon were purportedly servants who ran away from the employ of some member of the nobility or of royalty. I'm sure the BE forum members will know plenty more.