Get chuffed

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by JaR, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. JaR

    JaR Guest

    There's that word again. What was it supposed to chuffing mean, again?

    Sun outsources UK support engineers
    40 unchuffed techies
    7 Jul 2004 16:21

    Insourced Thug
    JaR, Jul 7, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    And while we're at it. From the same page: still keen to export jobs
    Offshoring grows like Topsy


    How does one "grow like Topsy"

    Who or what is this Topsy?

    F'n Brits.

    Confused Thug
    JaR, Jul 7, 2004
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    billyw Guest

    billyw, Jul 7, 2004
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    Lost Guest

    From Merriam-Webster on line(

    Main Entry: chuffed
    Pronunciation: 'ch&ft
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: English dialect chuff pleased, puffed with fat
    British : PROUD, SATISFIED

    Therefor the "unchuffed" techies can't get no satisfaction.

    Take out the trash befor you email me.
    Lost, Jul 7, 2004
  5. JaR

    JaR Guest

    I still say brits make stuff up as it pleases them. A short while ago,
    one of them used the term as; "Not chuffing likely" or words to that effect.

    And I still need a def for "Growing like Topsy" :-D

    Bargling Thug
    JaR, Jul 7, 2004
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    poco Guest

    Illiterate bastard.
    Topsy is from an American classic of literature, Uncle Tom's Cabin.
    Growing like Topsy means growing uncontrollably, or wild.
    poco, Jul 8, 2004
  7. <Golf clap>
    =?Windows-1252?Q?Frisbee=AE?=, Jul 8, 2004
  8. JaR

    JaR Guest

    You better have been smilin' when you typed that, pilgrim.
    I read that book ~40 years ago. But even if I'd read it more recently, I
    probably still wouldn't have made that connection.

    I still contend that Brits just make that stuff up as needed.


    JaR, Jul 8, 2004
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    kpg Guest

    kpg, Jul 8, 2004
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    billyw Guest

    dunno.. i dont live in england...

    billyw, Jul 8, 2004
  11. JaR

    billyw Guest

    oh ans you guys dont..

    political correctness for instance..

    "he's vertically challenged" rather.. he's a dwarf.. and ugly to boot...
    it's a fact, lets not pretend!!!!!

    ... sorry getting carried away there
    billyw, Jul 8, 2004
  12. JaR

    JaR Guest

    Yabbut "vertically" and "challenged" are at least real words. They don't
    lose their meaning until some PC twit sticks em together in the same
    sentence. Handicapable for another. Grrr...

    Take "waitperson" for example. WTF is that? And why is the plural not
    "waitpeople", but "waitpersons". But that's a whole 'nother rant.

    UnPC Thug
    JaR, Jul 8, 2004
  13. JaR

    JaR Guest

    Hah! You can't name a single country where "English" is actually spoken.

    Except in small enclaves scattered around in various countries.

    JaR, Jul 8, 2004
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    billyw Guest

    see.. people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
    billyw, Jul 9, 2004
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    billyw Guest

    tut tut..
    the empire speaks english..
    in fact you are sitting in one of the colonies right now...

    now go get me beer.. there's a good fellow
    billyw, Jul 9, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    Look, if you're not going to argue properly, then buy a round. I'll have
    a Maker's Mark on the rocks.


    Thirsty Thug
    JaR, Jul 9, 2004
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    JaR Guest

    Oh! So the pidgin being spoken by those louts in Glasgow is English, is
    it? And the incomprehensible jargot spoken by the "gangsta's" and their
    wannabes is also English?
    Screw that, it's your round!

    Patient Thug
    JaR, Jul 9, 2004
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    poco Guest

    I was laughing, actually. At the IB.
    Most people try to forget this kind of thing, the Topsy story's a little too
    much like Black Sambo in the politically correct community.
    But Topsy's not British. It's not that they make it up, they sometimes have
    a better memory.
    poco, Jul 9, 2004
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    TechGeekPro Guest

    And what about "Rap Music"? Now *that's* an oxymoron.
    TechGeekPro, Jul 9, 2004
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    TechGeekPro Guest

    Unless you don't live there, in which case, chuck away.
    TechGeekPro, Jul 9, 2004
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