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Rfv-sense: a hole in socks. DCDuringTALK 12:55, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Hmm. A hole in your socks is definitely a potato (in the UK). I've never actually heard it called a spud. SemperBlotto 14:46, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
I'm glad I didn't speedy it. DCDuringTALK 15:00, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Cited. Plus one with "spud-hole." One 1980 source said the usage was dying out, and suggested a connection with people walking around with a potato in their sock, as a cure for rheumatism. Pingku 15:48, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Could you tell if it was UK usage or more general? DCDuringTALK 17:53, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Cassell's Dict of Slang has it, without geographic restriction, as from late 19th C. DCDuringTALK 18:07, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
The source I mentioned is The Muvver Tongue, by w:Robert Barltrop and Jim Wolveridge. See  (assuming these links work). Pingku 20:48, 30 December 2010 (UTC)