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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!


TOPICS: Word For The Day
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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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To: secret garden

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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To: Silentgypsy

It makes it so useful, doesn’t it? A for you.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 6:40:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Do you mean Arlen Toomey?


22 posted on 04/18/2013 6:43:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

One and the same.


23 posted on 04/18/2013 6:47:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
I have a very chuffed feeling over our decades long abusive relationship with the Saudis
24 posted on 04/18/2013 8:12:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: secret garden

howdy seekie. what didja do with the wet bar?


25 posted on 04/18/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: secret garden

It is 54, cloudy and windy here-winter is not really over yet-

Obama minions keep on reading
From the same old Nixon book-
Ignoring the storm and scandal
On the legacy of that crook

Now Obama is chuffed again-
At the senators who took note
Of why people sent them there-
And proved it with their vote

When even ‘rat senators listen
And know their party is wrong
They pretend its an awakening,
But they’ve known it all along...

Talk about having the scales fall from their eyes-and as for the rinos who voted for it, I think they knew they were done anyway...


26 posted on 04/18/2013 9:43:59 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

I’m having intermittent server burps, too-it was worse earlier, though.


27 posted on 04/18/2013 9:46:09 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: NeoCaveman

It smells bad, doesn’t it? Especially with the impending deportation. A+ for you.


28 posted on 04/18/2013 9:53:55 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

A+ for you!


29 posted on 04/18/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

My contractor compadre and I were just talking about when the next job might materialize, and how we were still more fortunate than the contractor we both worked for who absconded with our money, causing most of this chaos in the first place.

We are alive and able to work-the sorry bastard we worked for is dead, and given what we know of the circumstances, he is not likely to rest quietly-I wouldn’t want his karma. I wouldn’t want to visit his old office, and I’m not much bothered by spooks...


30 posted on 04/18/2013 10:15:00 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Ugh, server errors here keep happening. I’m sorry, I didn’t know you had been cheated by someone.


31 posted on 04/18/2013 10:34:58 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Thanks-it was a few years ago, but it had quite a ripple effect because the pig literally picked up all the money from the job, which, of course included our pay-then went under, went AWOL and was gone with the money.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 10:49:12 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

There was a girl on Twitter yesterday, a Latina apparently, who was wondering what a pressure cooker was, and if it was some sort of thing that Latinos don’t have in their kitchens, like crockpots.

It never would have occurred to me that crockpots would be strange to a Latino.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 10:55:12 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I didn’t know people could survive without crockpots.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 11:13:20 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versaille on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: SoothingDave

A twit on twitter? She has apparently been living in an alternate universe (or does not know how to cook at all)-I’ve never used a pressure cooker, but my mom had one she used to cook large batches of beans and other long-cooking stuff for our large Hispanic/Latino family dinners and picnics. And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have and use a crock pot, except people who either eat out all the time or can afford servants...

I don’t do twitter, fb or any of that-FR sounds much more intelligent as far as subject matter...


35 posted on 04/18/2013 11:20:38 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

A twit on twitter? She has apparently been living in an alternate universe (or does not know how to cook at all)-I’ve never used a pressure cooker, but my mom had one she used to cook large batches of beans and other long-cooking stuff for our large Hispanic/Latino family dinners and picnics. And I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have and use a crock pot, except people who either eat out all the time or can afford servants...

I don’t do twitter, fb or any of that-FR sounds much more intelligent as far as subject matter...


36 posted on 04/18/2013 11:21:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

It was @missADelgado, who is an editor at Mediaite and a Harvard Law grad.

I don’t know anything else about her bio, it just struck me as weird. I didn’t even know she was Latina until she mentioned it one day. She had blonde hair.


37 posted on 04/18/2013 11:43:51 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman

I should find a meatloaf in mine when I get home.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 11:44:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave
Is this song stuck in your head this week too?
39 posted on 04/18/2013 11:58:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Very moving...

And I think Ryan Miller took the chants of ‘USA’ to heart ;-)


40 posted on 04/18/2013 12:08:27 PM PDT by mikrofon (+ Prayers Up for Boston, West +)
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To: SoothingDave

Maybe she just isn’t a cook-a crock pot is something women get at either bridal showers or for wedding gifts-I got three of them, and couldn’t give them away because everyone I knew had at least one.

The majority of my relatives have dark hair and eyes, but I have red hair and light skin like three of my cousins do, and a couple of others are blonde. We come in all colors just to confuse people...


41 posted on 04/18/2013 12:11:29 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

“Eve of Destruction” has been stuck in mine, but now you have banished it...


42 posted on 04/18/2013 12:13:09 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

You’re welcome!


43 posted on 04/18/2013 12:17:37 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Of course! And a quote from a favorite book-”if these are the end times, then let us hold back the darkness as long as we are able”. The speaker was referring to the Saxon raids and chaos in post-Roman Britain, but the idea still resonates...


44 posted on 04/18/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden

No, but I expected a little better payoff. Wanted to see what kind of pipes Oswin has.


45 posted on 04/18/2013 4:55:37 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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