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Word For The Day, Thursday, April 18, 2013 chuffed
dictionaries ad nauseam | 18 April 2013 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:12 AM PDT by secret garden


In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

chuffed \chuhft\, adjective
1. annoyed; displeased; disgruntled.
2. delighted; pleased; satisfied.

Example sentences:
He was really chuffed about the fire as well, because Mrs Pearson from up the stairs had her washing ruined by the smoke.
-- Irvine Welsh, Marabou Stork Nightmares, 1997

Well, we can discuss that when we get there. Declan will be chuffed when I tell him, the family never usually goes to these things.
-- Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You, 2007

Etymology:
This British term comes from the obsolete chuff meaning "chubby," used in the seventieth to nineteenth centuries. In the 1800s,chuff took on the sense of "pleased." Since the mid-1900s, chuffed has been used to mean both "pleased" or "displeased," depending upon the context.

The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:12 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine and pray for the people in West, Texas. It’s known for fine people and the best kolaches in the state.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i huffed ani i chuffed (smoker’s lung) adn blew the house down?

boy is Obama and teh democrats chuffed! even the morning weather jerk was in a hissy fit over the senate’s brave act


3 posted on 04/18/2013 4:48:18 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
Howdy camle! A for you!
4 posted on 04/18/2013 4:58:08 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

zero is really chuffed at the senate.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 5:16:58 AM PDT by CPOSharky (zero slogan: Expect less, pay more. (apologies to Target))
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To: secret garden

I am chuffed by contronyms...


6 posted on 04/18/2013 5:19:55 AM PDT by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up for West +)
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To: secret garden

Sometimes my rockets that I launch will have a motor that chuffs on ignition. Does that mean it’s annoyed or displeased with me?

Here’s a great example.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX58ZB9jfc0

I would rename it “Angry Rocket.”


7 posted on 04/18/2013 5:36:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: secret garden

On gun-control, Barry is chuffed
That the Senate got balls and rebuffed
Messrs. Toomey and Manchin
More control and expansion
Of government by socialists got snuffed


8 posted on 04/18/2013 5:38:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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9 posted on 04/18/2013 5:42:10 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
I like this one: .........and this one.........dead ringers for each other. LOL
10 posted on 04/18/2013 6:07:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: secret garden

The term “chuffed” is useful for sending mixed messages.


11 posted on 04/18/2013 6:25:40 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (I must b e all here, because everyone keeps telling me I'm not all there.)
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To: tioga

Thank you for first lol of the day!


12 posted on 04/18/2013 6:27:07 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (I must b e all here, because everyone keeps telling me I'm not all there.)
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To: CPOSharky
A for you!
13 posted on 04/18/2013 6:35:50 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: mikrofon
You know I love them! Did you see this?
14 posted on 04/18/2013 6:36:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A+ for you!
15 posted on 04/18/2013 6:37:22 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
A+ for you!
16 posted on 04/18/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: All

Argh, server errors are causing hiccoughs.


17 posted on 04/18/2013 6:38:06 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

What is up with Pat Toomey? A+ for you.


18 posted on 04/18/2013 6:38:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: JoeProBono

A+ for the pic of the dumb guy.


19 posted on 04/18/2013 6:39:20 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

A+ for the dumb guy redoux.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 6:40:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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