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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Well, "happy as a pig in slop/shit" is one. Be careful about the "shit" version -- it's not for polite company. :wink:
    Guess which version is more common in the UK?

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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Well, "happy as a pig in slop/shit" is one. Be careful about the "shit" version -- it's not for polite company. :wink:
    Guess which version is more common in the UK?
    I think it's more common here, too. :wink:


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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Well, "happy as a pig in slop/shit" is one. Be careful about the "shit" version -- it's not for polite company. :wink:
    Guess which version is more common in the UK?
    I think it's more common here, too. :wink:
    Thank you very much,Mike.

    #4 and #5 are from cassell's dictionary of slang, by Jonathon Green.
    happy as a clam --> [mid 19C] (US) very happy, totally satisfied.
    happy as Larry --> [20C] (Aus) perfectly happy, quite content [ety:unknown]


    Who do pigs feel happy in slop/shit?

    How about "happy as a boxing kangaroo in fog time" ?


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    #14
    'Happy as Larry' has crossed over into British English.

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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Thank you very much,Mike.

    #4 and #5 are from cassell's dictionary of slang, by Jonathon Green.
    happy as a clam --> [mid 19C] (US) very happy, totally satisfied.
    happy as Larry --> [20C] (Aus) perfectly happy, quite content [ety:unknown]


    Who do pigs feel happy in slop/shit?

    How about "happy as a boxing kangaroo in fog time" ?
    You're welcome.

    Pigs don't have sweat glands in their skin, so they are prone to overheating in hot weather. Some breeds also are prone to sunburn. Pigs roll around in mud (an other things) to help stay cool in hot weather.

    I never heard the kangaroo one. What does it mean? :?


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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    Thank you very much,Mike.

    #4 and #5 are from cassell's dictionary of slang, by Jonathon Green.
    happy as a clam --> [mid 19C] (US) very happy, totally satisfied.
    happy as Larry --> [20C] (Aus) perfectly happy, quite content [ety:unknown]


    Who do pigs feel happy in slop/shit?

    How about "happy as a boxing kangaroo in fog time" ?
    You're welcome.

    Pigs don't have sweat glands in their skin, so they are prone to overheating in hot weather. Some breeds also are prone to sunburn. Pigs roll around in mud (an other things) to help stay cool in hot weather.

    I never heard the kangaroo one. What does it mean? :?
    It means very discontented, very unhappy. A phrase from Australia, created in the 20th century.


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    #17
    "happy as a lark" is quite frequently being used by the older population in the South. "Chipper" may be the equivalent the past baby boomer generation uses.


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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Pigs don't have sweat glands in their skin, so they are prone to overheating in hot weather. Some breeds also are prone to sunburn. Pigs roll around in mud (an other things) to help stay cool in hot weather.

    I never heard the kangaroo one. What does it mean? :?

    Now I start to imagine those happy pigs rolling in Mike's grammar pool.
    Many thanks to you.




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    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Pigs don't have sweat glands in their skin, so they are prone to overheating in hot weather. Some breeds also are prone to sunburn. Pigs roll around in mud (an other things) to help stay cool in hot weather.

    I never heard the kangaroo one. What does it mean? :?

    Now I start to imagine those happy pigs rolling in Mike's grammar pool.
    Many thanks to you.




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    You're welcome!


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    #20

    Re: Two idioms-same meaning?

    Quote Originally Posted by P. Fogg

    Could you tell me a more common one that involves happiness?

    P. Fogg
    Happiness idioms:

    1. In seventh heaven - John has been in seventh heaven since he and Mary got back together.

    2. On cloud nine - Boy, wasn't I on cloud nine when I got that admission letter from Yale.

    3. On top of the world - He feels like he is on top of the world, singing and whistling all day long.

    4. Look like the cat that swallowed the canary - very, very happy. He looks like the cat that swallowed the canary; he went out and bought two cars in a day.

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