Posted by Dr. Science on 07/25/2012 in Question
What is the proper use of the term “squat,” as in the phrase “He doesn’t know squat”?
———- from Doug Stevens of Detroit, MI
It’s actually a corruption of the word “Diddily,” which is of Indo European origin and thought to have reached common usage in ancient Armenia. Some linguists posit the existence of two separate languages, “Diddily” and “Squat”, which were spoken on opposite banks of the “Bo” River. In either case, invading Visigoths stamped out all traces of their culture, including the language, and both “squat” and “diddily” now mean “very small” or “negligible.”