Sunday, April 11, 2021

All that Faff

 I think I have a new addition to my favorite words list: faff. It could serve as shorthand for the title of a Shakespeare comedy, "Much Ado About Nothing" 

It's running on the advertisement bar during today's Manchester United/Tottenham soccer match. It is a good short word with a context of being inconvenienced; unnecessarily being subjected to worry, strife or extra work to achieve a simple result.

Faff tickles my love of efficient words. I clearly see the irony in this as I tend to write in a longer-winded prose; often having to edit for faff.  Such a word adds colloquial flavor while not being overpowering. 

That said, I'll not burden this post with more faff, but y'all should try it out!

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