Spud (disambiguation)

Spud (disambiguation)

Spud is a common nickname for the potato.

Spud may also refer to:
* Idaho Spud, a candy bar made by the Idaho Candy Company
* Spud bar, a hand tool designed to deliver blows to a target
* "Spud (novel)", a 2005 comedy novel by John Howard van de Ruit
* Spud the big, black, gay cat. He is commonly known as "Spud the Stud" due to the fact that he is a stud and his name is Spud. He also plays a starring role on the website for "Nature's Variety" as an example of the benefits raw food can have on the health of household pets [http://www.naturesvariety.com/rotation_video] .
* SPUD (game), a children's game
* Spuds, Florida, a town in the United States
* Spud the scarecrow, a character in the TV series "Bob the Builder"
* Spuds MacKenzie, canine mascot in an advertising campaign for Bud Light beer in the late 1980s
* "Murphy's Spuds" or "The Spuds", an early-1900s nickname of the Chicago Cubs baseball team when their owner was Charles W. Murphy.
* Drilling an oil and/or gas well; using the drill bit to start the well drilling process by removing dirt, rock and other sedimentary material
* A spud in wrestling slang is a match that involves many legitimate punches.
* Spud (plumbing) is a metal part that couples a metal pipe with a channel in a porcelain fixture, such as urinal or toilet.
* "Bud the Spud", a song by Stompin' Tom Connors
* "Spud Dud", a Huckleberry Hound cartoon
* "Addicted to Spuds", a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic

In nicknames:
* Jim Bolger (born 1935), former Prime Minister of New Zealand, dubbed "Spud" by media
** Spud One, a Boeing 727 used by Jim Bolger
* Spud Chandler (1907–1990), American baseball player
* James Curtin (born 1983), British professional wrestler who uses the ring name "Spud"
* Danny Frawley (born 1963), former Australian rules footballer and coach
* Arthur "Spud" P. Spudinski, a fictional character in the animated series "American Dragon: Jake Long"
* Anthony "Spud" Webb (born 1963), American basketball player
*Mark Carroll (rugby league) (born 1967), Australian rugby league player
* Daniel Murphy, a character in the book and movie Trainspotting, played by Ewen Bremner in the movie.
* Simon "Spud" Beggs, former guitarist in metal/punk band Mondo Generator.
* Calum "Spud" Fraser, notable bagpiper. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/3507224.stm] [http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16510895&method=full&siteid=66633&headline=madge-misses-jaunt-to-skibo--name_page.html]

SPUD is an acronym for:
* Small potatoes urban delivery, the largest home delivery company in Canada

ee also

* Spud mud, mud used to drill a well from surface to a shallow depth
* Spud gun, a child's toy or a larger pipe-based cannon

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