A spelling question

Posted by David FG on June 15, 2005

In Reply to: A spelling question posted by Bob on June 15, 2005

: : I would like to know how to spell the phrase: La-D-Da or La-T-Da. We are in a ladies group and we just named ourselves the "La-D-Da Sisters", but we are now having a difference of opinion if we spelled the phrase correctly. Some think the phrase has a "T" and some think it has a "D" in the middle. What is correct?

: According to the dictionary, "t" will not be served:

: la-di-da also la-de-da
: adj. Informal
: Affectedly genteel; pretentious.

: interj.
: Used to express disdain for something viewed as pretentious.

La-di-da is far and away the most usual spelling in the UK. An odd thing to call yourselves; it's not often seen as complimentary.