Note by A Milnes to As A Playwright a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

A word which has long since become vulgar. German steigen , 'to go' gives us the obsolete verb stodge , 'to stir,' and the kind of pudding made by stirring is still called stodge in the slang vernacular known to every school-boy. In this case, as in many others, slang has accidentally preserved an old and expressive word to the language.

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