I hear a lot of people using the phrase "happy out", or "busy out".
Does anyone know the origin of these expressions I cringe everytime I hear someone use them.
I'm no professor of English, but me do be thinking it is no proper English.....
Thank You. I first heard this saying just before Christmas, and thought it was an English thing (heard it from an English person). I must have been totally ignorant to it because I hear it on a weekly basis all over now that I'm aware of it. It annoys me too for some reason.
I think (just a slight hint due to the syntax of the entire last sentence) that the OP may have intended that !!
don't know who you hang around with but I have never heard that before.
It's when one of the dwarves finally admitted he was gay.
He was Happy, out, and very happy. It all stemmed from there.
It's a horrible expression that I've only heard used by culchies, and it's usually followed by the word "like".
Maybe it stems from 'Sound out'
Culchie: 'Oh she's sound out, she is. Face on her like a badgers arse, but I'd still roide 'er'.
I've been using and hearing "happy out" as long as I can remember. Now that you mention it I've not heard it many times in Dublin. Never took much notice of it to be honest.
I never heard it till now, tbh.
Must be culchie-speak.
Maybe it evolved from the phrase 'Mad out of it' which does make a little bit of sense?
I'm happy out using the words "happy out"!
I don't see anything wrong with it..
Like we definately say "like" too much..
Also, my hungarian friend thinks alot of what we say is "cringe-worthy".
We sit down, put our lunch on the table and say for no reason "now!".. Why do we say that?
Or instead of saying goodbye to a friend we say "go on"..