Thursday, 22 March 2012

Do you faff around or fluff around?

This whole post was going to be how I am the Queen of wasting time. I am always "fluffing around". Doing a lot of nothing (with an ever growing list of things to do). No, no, not blogging ... this is so not time wasting!

I thought it would be good to Google "fluffing around". Google questioned what I was looking for? Can you believe it? It had supplied a stack of exerts that had used "fluffing around"exactly as I do; as a term for time-wasting. Yet, Google wanted to know whether I meant "faffing around"? No, I don't faff .... do I?

So I decided to look up the definitions of the two - Fluffing and Faffing.

Apparently I do faff around! So, how did faffing turn into fluffing? Well, in my opinion faffing is a ridiculous word that I don't even feel comfortable using in a sentence. I would much rather be fluffing .....or would I?

Check out the definitions below, (I have removed the extra descriptions in the original text, as I'm sure most people can figure this out without being too graphic) and think of them the next time you think you've been fluffing around.

I will definitely be faffing from now on.

The definition for faffing according to the Urban Dictionary is
 1. faffing

Time wasting/feckin' around
Stop faffing around and do the dishes!
by Gordon Apr 2, 2003 
2. faffing

to aimlessly waste time doing useless tasks
stop faffing around and come to bed my love
by snuffles Oct 16, 2004
3. faffing

wasting time by doing absolutely nothing
Dom: What's the worst thing about sharing a tour bus with me?
Matt: All your faffing about. Your electric toothbrush and mouthwash just wind me up. For one, it reminds me how unclean I am.
 
1. fluffing

A technique used in most pornographic films today. When the male star has to get "aroused" for the camera he is fluffed beforehand.
by hard_virus Jun 5, 2005 
2. Fluffing

The act of adjusting ones testicles due to stickiness, sweatyness or discomfort.
Can also be described as "Fluffng the pillows."
I spent 2 and half minuets fluffing my pillows after the basketball game.
by Col.Blumpkin Mar 15, 2010 
3. fluffing

The act of increasing your friends' self-esteem by complimenting him or flirting with him, even if you have no real interest in dating him.
Don't worry about me and Eric, I was just fluffing him up.