Nice use of “chuffed”

The singer and musician Van Dyke Parks posted this on Twitter today:

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Translation: In 1973, apparently Parks alerted Bonnie Raitt to the song “Wah She Go Do,” which was written by Calypso Rose and opens with the line “I can understand why a woman must have an outside man.” The song appeared on Raitt’s album, “Takin’ My Time,” with backup vocals by Parks. It apparently did well enough to earn Calypso Rose a royalty check in at least the four figures, by which she was understandably pleased.

Here’s the song.

2 responses to “Nice use of “chuffed”

  1. “Chuffed” as an adjective is rare enough in American usage. “To Chuff” as a transitive verb is far less common than the adjective, even in British usage.

  2. Pingback: “Chuffed to be here” | Not One-Off Britishisms

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