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Susie Dent’s Top Tens: 10 words for faffing about

Anyone get a sense that we’re just fiddling about as the apocalypse approaches? If you feel beset by the mubble-fubbles, a 16th-century description of an attack of the blues or sense of impending doom, then you might at least find solace in the plethora of words in the historical dictionary for faffing about instead of attending to the important stuff.