In Defence of Half-Arsing

Hi everyone, After overthinking overthinking last week I thought this week I’d talk about something that seems like (but isn’t) its opposite: half-arsing (half-assing if you speak US English). Half-arsing is when you put in less effort than would be needed to get a good result, and the result you get out of it is correspondingly worse. It’s the kludge, the cutting of corners, anything where where the reason you didn’t do better is not that you couldn’t, just that you couldn’t be bothered.

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