A sticky wicket can also be called a sticky dog or a glue pot, but "sticky wicket" is more fun to say because it almost rhymes, so I think that is why people use this phrase more than the other two. Besides, I don't like to think about a "sticky dog" because a dog who gets all sticky will need to have a bath, and what fun is that?
Probably, skedaddle came from scaddle, which is British dialect that means "to run off in a fright." Scaddle is also a Middle English word for "wild," "timid," or "skittish."
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A gonzo can also be a crazy person or a fool. It can be someone who is unconventional or who writes in the exaggerated style of gonzo journalism. Oh, and Gonzo is also a character on Sesame Street.
Probably this word came from the Italian word gonzo, which means a fool or a simpleton. Or it might be from the Spanish word ganso, which is a goose or a dullard.
Mom says she is going to start calling us dogs "gonzos" because it seems like a good word to describe us, but I don't know why she would say that.