A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Sunday, 9 May 2010


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


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.

Stefan Jansson said...

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

Nicely spotted.

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