Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is niddle a swear word?
Q: Because, I don’t know, it kind of sounds —
A: It isn’t.
Q: Okay. What is a niddle, then?
A: A niddle is a tiny, transitory puff of feeling.
Q: A what?
A: It’s one of these.
Q: Cute. What do they do?
A: Not much. They poof in and out of existence. They bounce around a lot. Probably you should mostly ignore them.
Q: That one has teeth.
A: It won’t bite.
A: I lied.
Q: What kind of place is this?! Is it safe? Can I show this website to my baby?
A: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not giving babies an Internet to chew on.
Q: What about my grandmother?
A: That’s up to the baby. Unless your grandmother minds being chewed on.
Q: No, can I show this website to my grandmother?
A: Of course! We love grandmothers. All grandmothers are welcome here!
Q: Even mean ones?
A: I … well, I don’t … what?
Q: Grandmothers are people, right? Some of them must be real stinkers.
A: Um. Yes?
Q: Why are there so many frowny, confused-looking niddles all of a sudden?
A: That’s about all the time we have for today —
Q: Oo! Oooo. I get it.
A: No you don’t. Get out.
Q: Niddles are an externalization of small, subjective, emotional experiences that would otherwise be difficult to characterize or quantif—
A: Go! Niddle off.
Q: And by minimizing them, you hope to gain some sense of control over a chaotic—
A: Look, niddle you, niddle your niddlesome grandmother,
and niddle the niddling niddle horse you niddled in on!
Q: I thought you said it wasn’t a swear word.
A: Oh, niddle.