Maybe you know what chuffa is … or maybe you don’t.
From The Urban Dictionary: chuffa
noun – the erroneous bull**** of a script for a movie. Bruce Willis coined the phrase and uses it when shooting films when he gets rid of the unwanted dialogue or actions.
Kevin Smith: “Bruce Willis was looking at the script for scenes 4 & 8 and goes, ‘Chuffa. Chuffa’ and starts ripping out page after page. …
I’m shocked and I ask ‘what’s Chuffa?’
And Bruce says, ‘Chuffa’s chuffa.’
So I go, ‘okay, I really don’t know what “chuffa” is. What is it’?
Then he says, ‘It’s “Oh, what a nice picture. What a cute dog. Where’s the ****ing bomb?” It’s that bull**** that slows down the entire movie.’
Now in writing terms, I think that chuffa just might mean some bits of writing that might not quite fit in anywhere. It isn’t a whole section of the story or it might not be moving the story along. They are just little bits that, if put in with the rest of it all, just might mess things up. But sometimes, you grow fond of the chuffa.
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When I was asked if my husband is supportive of all of my walking I have to answer yes. Although he has said that he also likes to see me walking around the house…
….pushing a vacuum.
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My relative…who could remain nameless, but won’t…brother-in-law Harry has been jogging for many years. When his family moved to a new community he was shocked to hear a rumor that a suspected naked man had been spotted running through the neighbourhood. He was even more shocked to realize that, since his jogging garb that summer consisted of beige shorts and a beige t-shirt, it was possible that he was the fully clothed – unidentified naked jogger.
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I confess that, sometimes, chuffa is my favourite part.