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Gutted

April 29, 2010

Sorry Martin but the use of the word gutted is weird. I thought it was used to described a destroyed building but it can also be used to suggest extreme disappointment. When/if England gets knocked out of the World Cup in June, most English people will be ‘gutted’. If you just miss the train to work and miss morning tea you are ‘gutted’. If you miss out on the dream job or the last Scotch Egg you are ‘gutted’. When the volcano erupts and you miss your flight home or realise that Ant and Deck will probably be on TV forever, you are ‘gutted’.

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  1. Martin permalink
    May 13, 2010 2:58 pm

    Sorry Pete, but gutted is nothing to do with buildings, although, they, like lots of other things,and the rest of us, can be gutted. It’s to do with fish. When you catch one you gut it as well as scale it. So when you are gutted, well, you are gutted. It’s one step up from hung, drawn and quartered.

    Martin

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