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    "Have a good one"!

    Dear members,
    I am happy to join you at this forum and share ideas with you!
    English is a dynamic language that keeps on changing with time and age.
    These days when I meet my friends and everybody wishes me "a good one" all the time. What actually do they mean?
    Bye members and all of you have a good one this weekend.
    Jason.


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    Re: "Have a good one"!

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonmanoti@hotmail.com View Post
    Dear members,
    I am happy to join you at this forum and share ideas with you!
    English is a dynamic language that keeps on changing with time and age.
    These days when I meet my friends and everybody wishes me "a good one" all the time. What actually do they mean?
    Bye members and all of you have a good one this weekend.
    Jason.
    "Have a good one" is a generic wish that you enjoy whatever it is that you are about to do. Unfortunately through overuse, it has now become associated with meaning "I don't care what you're doing - just go and do it". I'm not suggesting your friends mean that, but be careful when and how you use the sentence. It has reached the status of a cliche.

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    Re: "Have a good one"!

    I agree that it has become a cliche. I hear it used especially when someone is going out to a pub, club, party, concert, etc.

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    Re: "Have a good one"!

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    I'd understand "Have a good one" to mean basically the same thing as "Have a nice day."
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    Re: "Have a good one"!

    Hi,

    May I ask what's the correct way to respond to this expression (if a response is at all needed)?

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Have a good one"!

    Quote Originally Posted by slackiz View Post
    Hi,

    May I ask what's the correct way to respond to this expression (if a response is at all needed)?

    Thanks.
    I would say "Thanks, I'll try" or "Thanks, I will".

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