Sunday, 9 May 2010

Paddling


Shoes off, walking in water that's less than ankle deep.   It's described as "going for a paddle".

Why?  How did the term "paddle" become associated with idling in shallow water?

One of life's great mysteries I suppose.


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

2 comments:

Hilda said...

Count me among those who like 'going for a paddle' then. :)

Very interesting phrase. It's the first time I've heard it.

Steffe said...

Very different phrase compared with another one involving a missing paddle!


Nicely spotted.