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What does the phrase "Happy living" means?

Asked by xTheDreamer (897points) September 23rd, 2009

Sometimes I hear some people talk and they’ll say “Well have a happy living” is it meant in a good way or a sarcastic mean way? Or some sort? And what does the phrase “Happy living” really means?

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marinelife's avatar

I have never heard that phrase before. Is it regional?

xTheDreamer's avatar

@Marina it’s not regional here but I do hear it on tv shows from america etc.

Judi's avatar

I’ve never heard it before either and I probably watch to much TV.

Dog's avatar

I have heard the term “Have a happy life” which is a brushoff.

YARNLADY's avatar

It would depend on the context. It sounds like an advertisment for a senior apartment complex.

augustlan's avatar

I’m thinking this is a mistranslation. Are American TV shows dubbed in a different language where you are?

xTheDreamer's avatar

@augustlan I live in Aruba, a small island in the caribbean.

marinelife's avatar

No one in America uses the expression happy living to my knowledge.

augustlan's avatar

@xTheDreamer Lucky you! Beautiful place.

Zen's avatar

I think it’s been mis-translated from “Have a good life.”

augustlan's avatar

@Zen Or “have a nice life”... like a kiss-off?

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