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(Yahoo)   Prince Harry is 'chuffed' to have spent the last 2 weeks skiing 200 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole with a group of disabled Iraq & Afghanistan vets. Interesting story to the left, interesting theory on WTF 'chuffed' means to the right   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Prince Harry, Antarctica to the South Pole, South Pole, W.T.F.?, Afghanistan, Iraq, Antarctica, Princess Anne  
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2013-12-14 01:56:57 PM  
2 votes:

NFA: I was doing a chat with Microsoft tech trying to get my Xbox live account fixed. He kept calling me "mate" over and over. Once he finished helping me the conversation when something like this...

After 5 or 10 minutes of the tech calling me "mate" over and over.

Tech: Is there anything else I can help you with mate?
Me: By the way you know I'm American right?
Tech: Yes I see you're in America mate
Me: In America a "mate" is someone you have sex with.
Long pause
Tech: Is there anything else I can help you with?

I know, right? Like classmate, roommate, teammate, bandmate, workmate, etc. Unless you are having sex with everyone in your class, house, apartment, basketball team, garage band, workplace, etc. Then I think the word mate might be easy enough to separate from sex. In the context used by the tech, it's pretty clear what was meant, making your vernacular clarification completely unnecessary and annoying.

Then again, I've never referred to my wife or any of the girlfriends I've ever had in my life as my "mate"... so maybe it's just me.
2013-12-14 11:39:45 AM  
2 votes:
chuffed = pleased, thrilled, delighted
2013-12-14 11:00:09 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: MsStatement: BigNumber12: It's the sound made by trains on the Isle of Sodor.

Know how I know you have a toddler?

Completely separate issues. I've only advanced as far as I have in my career because I learned that it's bad to cause confusion and delay, and if I do so, I'll be mocked by employees who burn a different type of fuel than I do.

I liked the windowless van answer better.
2013-12-14 03:06:35 PM  
1 vote:
Many boffins died getting us this definition.
2013-12-14 02:09:23 PM  
1 vote:
NFA: I'm an American and my language is correct, so use any foreign lingo around me, even if it's clear what you mean, at the risk of my disdain.

You sound fun.

2013-12-14 01:43:55 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: It's the sound made by trains on the Isle of Sodor.

Know how I know you have a toddler?
2013-12-14 01:17:35 PM  
1 vote:
It means pleased or happy ,as in : chuffed as fark or chuffed to little mint balls.
2013-12-14 01:02:22 PM  
1 vote:
"Chuffed" is a perfectly cromulent word.
2013-12-14 01:02:04 PM  
1 vote:
Chuffed = Tallywacker rubbed raw on the nubs of amputees.
2013-12-14 01:01:25 PM  
1 vote:
I believe it's a synonym for "yiffed".
2013-12-14 09:39:22 AM  
1 vote:
Chuffed: To be so British you invent slang words every 30 seconds, 62% of which are references to food. "chavs", and varying stages of drunkness.
2013-12-14 09:20:10 AM  
1 vote:
Makes sense. Isn't EVERY British slang word some synonym for being drunk?
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