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Jimmy Page Is "Chuffed".


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'Chuffed' is quite a common Brit phrase, not really a Jimmy-ism, but feel free to adopt it, I'm quite chuffed it's spreading :)

 

Less than a year ago I worked in walking distance of that very spot, only a short train ride from where I'm sat right now. Any of you jealous :D

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Originally posted by Base:

'Chuffed' is quite a common Brit phrase, not really a Jimmy-ism, but feel free to adopt it, I'm quite chuffed it's spreading :)

I get the contextual meaning(he's pleased/blessed/happy/etc), but do you know how it got started? Is "chuffing" an national pastime in ol' Blighty?

 

Less than a year ago I worked in walking distance of that very spot, only a short train ride from where I'm sat right now. Any of you jealous :D

 

Inordinantly so. I have always wanted to visit England and Japan. I got close to Japan, but never England.

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I can only find that "Chuffed" originated in the '50s and the word "Chuff" has long been a substitute for that well known expletive(!)

 

I did come across a cool site dedicated to word and phrase origins. Some cool English based stuff, including...

 

GIVING SOMEONE THE COLD SHOULDER When a guests would over stay their welcome as house guests, the hosts would (instead of feeding them good, warm meals) give their too-long staying guests the worst part of the animal, not warmed, but the COLD SHOULDER.
RULE OF THUMB An old English law declared that a man could not beat his wife with a stick any larger than the diameter of his thumb!
You can visit here.

 

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chuffed adj. Someone who describes themselves as being chuffed is generally happy with life. You can also get away with saying you are unchuffed or dischuffed if something gets your back up. Make sure you only use this word in the correct tense and familiarise yourself with the meaning of the word chuff too.

 

and interestingly . . .

 

chuff v. To chuff is to fart. Entirely seperate to the word chuffed so use with care.

 

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