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Gutted, gutted, gutted

Posted by Pdianek on January 01, 2004

From a Guardian article about the cancellation of Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations due to weather: "...Unfortunately, we had to take the decision to cancel the whole street party. Everything has been done with safety in mind. But the whole scene is just very, very sad. We are just gutted, gutted, gutted."

I can tell that the speaker feels horribly disappointed, but when did "gutted" become the adjective of choice? And from what usage? -- chicken processing?