LISTEN: Are You Fudgelling Right Now? How to make some Cool Old Words New Again with Jim and Teri

Are You Fudgelling? Why You Should Know and Use Some of these Cool Old Words

July 19, 2018
LISTEN: Are You Fudgelling Right Now? How to make some Cool Old Words New Again with Jim and Teri

Do you happen to be fudgelling right now while reading this? Fudgel is an eighteenth-century word, and is related to "fudge," which along with being a chocolate substance, can also mean nonsense, vague or inadequate. Fudgel's old world meaning is:  pretending to work when you are actually doing nothing at all.

Isn't it a fun word? Today's businesses are probably full of it, largely because when somebody is staring intently at a computer screen and typing, it’s hard to tell whether they’re busy putting together this year’s account lists for work or instead, updating their Facebook status or buying something on eBay. “Stop fudgelling” could be the catchphrase in many offices these days, and if it doesn't translate now, probably nothing will!

Let's check out a few more:

Kench:  to laugh loudly.  Example: "Your joke made me kench for hours!"

Ultracrepidarian:  a person who knows nothing about a subject but gives opinions anyway. Example:  "She is such an ultracrepidarian about what's happening in politics."

Ferk:  to move swiftly or nimbly.  Example:  "Let's warm up so we don't get hurt when we ferk."

LISTEN, below as Jim and I try to make some of these cool old words, new again. And when you run out of words, give one of these a try!

-Teri