Word Nerd Wednesday – Spuddle

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Have you ever had a day where you’re super busy but feel like you got nothing done at the end of the day?

Hopefully, you’re not having one of those today, but if you are, take heart. There’s a word for it! At least there was in the 17th century: “Spuddle”.

To spuddle meant to work ineffectively, working hard but accomplishing little.

It’s not something we ever want to do, but it happens. I find having a way to express it helps. 

How was your day? 
Eh, I spuddled.

How’s the project going? 
Unfortunately, the team is spuddling.

What do you think – should we bring “spuddle” back into the modern vernacular?