Posted by ESC on February 11, 2004
FADDLE - ".Passions, again, ran so high that one board member stormed out of the meeting yesterday, saying the board had been duped over the LCC issue. 'You've been fed a bunch of faddle, some of it true, most of it untrue,' said Robert Meriwether of Paducah before leaving." From a story about the University of Kentucky and Lexington Community College getting a divorce: UK and LCC end their relationship/ Traditional school ties will remain, trustees say, by Linda B. Blackford, Herald-Leader, Lexington, Ky., February 11, 2004. Online at http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/7928099.htm
Faddle -- \Fad"dle\, v. i. [Cf. Fiddle, Fiddle-faddle.] To trifle; to toy. -- v. t. To fondle; to dandle. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. From Dictionary.com
That definition doesn't quite fit the phrase.