From “Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences,” (a mock scientific treatise) by Edgar Allan Poe:
A crow thieves; a fox cheats; a weasel outwits; a man diddles. To diddle is his destiny….Diddling, rightly considered, is a compound, of which the ingredients are minuteness, interest, perseverance, ingenuity, audacity, nonchalance, originality, impertinence, and grin.
Source: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe and the Invention of Murder by Daniel Stashower
Now, go forth and diddle.