Could “Diddly squat” have come from the Babylonians?

Could “diddly squat” have come from the Babylonians?

Didi – Smallrotated 90° cw

 

This means “official smallness.” Economics ruled the Sumerians, and everything was accounted for, even smallness.

Didi meant “small” in cuneiform. When things are small, you might have several, like children or wives. When you have several of something, they lose their importance and become, “insignificant, trifling,” as Oxford English Dictionary defines, “diddly” admitting that the etymology is “uncertain.

Jennifer Ball

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