In Reply to: It scared the podwads out of me posted by Mim Aline on January 26, 2009 at 10:03:
: "It scared the podwads out of me" - where did this phrase come from and what are podwads?
In the late 1970s in Kentucky, I heard a coworker say something scared the peawadding out of him. He was an old gun enthusiast. I believe he shot a Kentucky longrifle. So I searched online and found a reference to Federal Reenactor Authenticity Guidelines http://www.destateparks.com/fdsp/reenact/fed.asp and wadding was mentioned. Podwads, I've never heard.