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Dunno, it's just a saying lol

Actually, it refers to being absent-minded. It's derived from the twin characters Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum, who were dumb, in the classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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Alice in Wonderland. They are characterized as being dim witted and/or portly.

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