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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Another new one for me!
    Well chuffed!
    Chuffed to bits.
    Chuffed to pieces.
    As chuffed as a chuffed thing in a chuffed competition.
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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Chuffed, so common in BrE, is never heard and probably would not be understood in North America.

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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Posh: Absolutely delighted/thrilled.
    Normal: Happy. Chuffed.
    Informal/Slang: 'S'all right. I'm made up, innit.
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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Can chavs be chuffed?

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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Can chavs be chuffed?
    Possibly.
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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Yes, 'chuffed to bits' and 'dead chuffed' are both well established - and are informal rather than vulgar.

    Sometimes - and probably unrelated to this use of 'chuffed' - 'chuffing' is used as a euphemism for a word that uses many of the same letters and sounds.

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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    and are informal rather than vulgar.

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    Even users of the RP, such as Her Majesty, are capable of being chuffed at least on rare occasions, one imagines, but they would be unlikely to speak the word.

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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Chuffed, so common in BrE, is never heard and probably would not be understood in North America.
    It seems to me that we rarely or never hear from our Strine and Kiwi speaking colleagues on this sort of thing. I for one would be interested in hearing from them. I try to give the Canadian viewpoint when there is a distinct one.
    Last edited by probus; 06-Mar-2013 at 06:27. Reason: fix typo

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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I was chuffed to bits that I worked out the hyphens were missing in order to work out the meaning and then saw I'd been beaten to it. I need to be quicker off the mark.
    I was tickled to think that you were too slow this time.
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    Default Re: 'die' is used as an adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I was tickled to think that you were too slow this time.
    By the looks of the avatar, Probus was tickled pink too!
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