November 11, 2012

"Archaeologists in Bulgaria are chuffed today..."

I love the word "chuffed." And "boffins": "Tomb-raid boffins find golden hoard of the warrior Thracians/Spartan-arse-kickers who produced Spartacus..." (How's that for a headline?)

10 comments:

Eustace Chilke said...

I didn't know Wodehouse was still writing.

McTriumph said...

"However, despite being desperate hardcases, the Thracians weren't what you'd call intellectuals and produced no written records or language of their own", but they liked bling", sounds familiar.

edutcher said...

I thought boffins were birds.

Otherwise, very interesting stuff.

Mitchell the Bat said...

B. Kliban cartoon:

Two oddly dressed men, armed with swords, square off against one another amid ancient ruins.

"Listen, buddy. I'm a Scythian and I don't have to take any crap from a lousy Phoenecian."

ricpic said...

In fact the Spartans kicked Thracian ass and every other Greek ass on the Peloponesse for over a hundred and fifty years. Maybe Thracians kicking Spartan ass refers to when they finally shaped up under Philip of Macedon, Alexander's father, very late in the Greek game.

MrCharlie2 said...
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MrCharlie2 said...

boffin=under-class english for someone who knows things

Synova said...

Ah... I got "boffins" but had to read a bit further to realize that I had the meaning of "chuffed" opposite of what it is.

Beau said...


Chuffed= Thrilled to bloody bits.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger Beau said...


Chuffed= Thrilled to bloody bits.
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The definition must have evolved. I remember it as = irritated.