London, that Doddlin’ Town

One of the more amusing misspellings I’ve encountered lately: “doddle” for “dawdle.”


From a TripAdvisor restaurant review:
“Always a treat... just don't doddle”

From a Facebook post:
“Home buyers in these markets can’t doddle when it comes to finding their dream home.”

From a Christian post about running away from temptation:
“We shouldn't delay.  We shouldn't doddle.  We should run.  Run fast.  Run far.”

It might not be flagged by spelling checkers, though. It's also a noun in casual British English meaning “something easy to accomplish” and there's a UK parcel delivery service named “Doddle” which aims to make your shipping simple.

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