Falderal vintage soviet circus illustration by L Modina
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Falderal

Falderal is a charming, utterly delightful nonsensical word that has been around since at least the 1600s. Falderal is also known as falderol or folderol since, naturally,  a nonsensical, gibberish sort of word would have multiple spellings! Blithely saying "oh, falderal and fiddle-dee-dee" (a nod to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) while going about my day… Continue reading Word Nerd: Falderal