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    Hello.

    I suppose everyone knows what it means. So, can I use it as: "Oh my god, every day is the same day. It's like groundhog day".
    If it's not correct. Do you have an expression?

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    Default Re: Groundhog day

    I'm sure you can find people who don't know what it means but your sentence would be understood by anyone who does know the meaning.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I suppose everyone knows what it means. So, can I use it as: "Oh my god, every day is the same day. It's like groundhog day".
    If it's not correct. Do you have an expression?

    Thanks.
    Groundhog Day, to me, means a celebration which takes place in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania on the second day of February every year. A groundhog is taken in front of the celebrants and if it is sunny the winter will last for six more weeks. If it is cloudy, the winter will end earlier. An expression which comes to mind was spoken by the Yankees baseball manager, Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again".

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    The phrase "Groundhog Day" has entered common use as a reference to an unpleasant situation that continually repeats, or seems to.

    Groundhog Day (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The phrase "Groundhog Day" has entered common use as a reference to an unpleasant situation that continually repeats, or seems to.

    Groundhog Day (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Punxsutawney Phil (the name given to all of the various groundhogs displayed in Punxsutawney during the celebrations) may be of more importance to an American. I have seen the movie but, as of yet, have not heard the phrase used in the sense you point to - though it does make sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I suppose everyone knows what it means. So, can I use it as: "Oh my god, every day is the same day. It's like groundhog day".
    If it's not correct. Do you have an expression?

    Thanks.
    Either as a celebration or the movie, "Groundhog" and "Day" should be capitalized. Also, I think most people would capitalize the "G" in "God".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Punxsutawney Phil (the name given to all of the various groundhogs displayed in Punxsutawney during the celebrations) may be of more importance to an American. I have seen the movie but, as of yet, have not heard the phrase used in the sense you point to - though it does make sense to me.
    The entire theme of the movie is that one shallow man keeps re-living the same day, February 2nd, over and over. He basically has to live this day over and over until he learns to live not for himself, but in a selfless way.

    "Groundhog Day" is thus not only the mild mid-winter holiday so famous in my home state, but also a pop-cultural shorthand for the phenomenon experienced in the movie. That of repeating the same experiences over and over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The entire theme of the movie is that one shallow man keeps re-living the same day, February 2nd, over and over. He basically has to live this day over and over until he learns to live not for himself, but in a selfless way.

    "Groundhog Day" is thus not only the mild mid-winter holiday so famous in my home state, but also a pop-cultural shorthand for the phenomenon experienced in the movie. That of repeating the same experiences over and over.
    Do you remember the radio song that started each day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Do you remember the radio song that started each day?
    Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba

    I Got You Babe

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba

    I Got You Babe

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