Denotes an accelerated passage of time, usually a leap into the future from a present moment of denial of the possibility of a bad outcome to the moment the unthinkable occurs.
Etymology: TV sound effect with possible origins in the comedy series "Bewitched" (ref. Samantha's nose twitch). See also entry #1.
Alternate spelling: Diddle-liddle-it
: That dude squeezed my heart near dry! Slowly. With a monster grip. Power, brute power. If only he knew his strength. Sure, I enjoyed his company and all, but what's that worth? Exsanguination smarts!
: You must walk quietly away.
, there's only one thing for me to do with these last drops of vital fluid. I'm gonna sock
it to him. Tell him off and cut him out. And I'll never regret it!
That's the sound to make when someone says something closed-minded or not well thought out, and you want to point out the quick contradiction, and politely, make fun of them.
It is often followed right after firm statements like "that'll never happen" and it's in place of familiar sayings "cut to" or "fast forward to."
In cartoons there's that specific sound effect used to imply the passage of time——-like when the calendar pages flip, or the newspapers spin around. It's purpose is the same if the outcome is ironic. You're jumping ahead to the next scene when the "unthinkable" just happened and it turns out someone's an idiot.
You could probably use this every time, after Homer Simpson
"I don't need to wear a seatbelt. I'm just driving to the store."