You scared the -what- out of them?
August 12, 2008 2:02 PM Subscribe
What does it mean to 'scare the pewadden' out of someone? Where on earth did the word 'pewadden' originate from?
posted by billy_the_punk to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
I ask partially for a friend, but now to satisfy my own curiosity. As a west coast kid, I'm used to weird words like 'skookum', but the phrase "Scare the pewadden out of me" is completely foreign to me. A google search reveals a grand total of four pages of results, each only with only an example of usage, and no definition. My friend is from the Seattle area, and learned it from her mother. I don't know where her mother is from originally.
Does anyone recognize this word, or would have a guess as to where it came from? Have I just spelled it wrong?