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Where did "Happy out" come from??!

  • 31-03-2010 9:40am
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    Registered Users Posts: 275 ✭✭ SomeDude


    I hear a lot of people using the phrase "happy out", or "busy out".

    Does anyone know the origin of these expressions :confused: I cringe everytime I hear someone use them.

    I'm no professor of English, but me do be thinking it is no proper English.....


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,957 consultech


    SomeDude wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people using the phrase "happy out", or "busy out".

    Does anybody know the origins of these expressions :confused: 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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 435 ✭✭ The Rook


    consultech wrote: »
    No, it's no.

    I think (just a slight hint due to the syntax of the entire last sentence) that the OP may have intended that !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 920 Menengroth™


    don't know who you hang around with but I have never heard that before.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 440 ✭✭ Jorge Icy Party


    SomeDude wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people using the phrase "happy out"

    It's when one of the dwarves finally admitted he was gay.

    He was Happy, out, and very happy. It all stemmed from there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,795 ✭✭✭ Gone Drinking


    Ricky Martin's happy out


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,061 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    SomeDude wrote: »
    I hear a lot of people using the phrase "happy out"... Does anyone know the origin of these expressions?
    Consult Guinness


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,776 Noopti


    Culchies?


  • Registered Users Posts: 40,848 ✭✭✭✭ Xavi6


    It's a horrible expression that I've only heard used by culchies, and it's usually followed by the word "like".

    /shudder


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,289 ✭✭✭✭ WindSock


    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'.


  • Registered Users Posts: 426 ✭✭ wayne0308


    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.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,351 ✭✭✭ petes


    Some dude came up with them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,462 MaybeLogic


    I never heard it till now, tbh.
    Must be culchie-speak.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,538 ✭✭✭ youcancallmeal


    Maybe it evolved from the phrase 'Mad out of it' which does make a little bit of sense?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,088 NoDice


    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"..


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,550 ✭✭✭✭ alwaysadub


    i've only heard that since i moved to Galway. Must be a culchie thing alright.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,776 Noopti


    NoDice wrote: »

    Or instead of saying goodbye to a friend we say "go on"..

    "Go on"??

    Never heard that before....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,061 ✭✭✭ yermandan


    I'd imagine its along the same lines as when someone says 'worn out', no?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,894 ✭✭✭ Canis Lupus


    It's a bogger thing although I mostly hear it from Corkish people and we all know they're weird so.....


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,818 Minstrel27


    Happy out is something I hear all the time. It must be due to me being a muck savage and not residing in the big smoke :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,088 NoDice


    Noopti wrote: »
    "Go on"??

    Never heard that before....

    Maybe it's a Cork thing? Can anyone from Cork back that up if they've heard it?

    I hear it nearly every day, I never say it myself though. I'd be leaving work, stop to talk to one of my friends, I'd say "I really have to go now bye" and she'll say "alright go on so".

    But alot of people just say "go on so" without the conversation at all..
    yermandan wrote: »
    I'd imagine its along the same lines as when someone says 'worn out', no?

    Really good point! Makes sense too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭ Theta


    Yeah only ever heard it from a few lads in work from Mayo and Limerick.

    They even use sound out! Its just sound.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,169 ✭✭✭ enda1


    Wexford people definitely.

    Same people who say "quare good", and pronounce "one" as "wan".


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,088 NoDice


    It's a bogger thing although I mostly hear it from Corkish people and we all know they're weird so.....

    Every county has their own slang which other counties generally regard as funny/weird..


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,088 NoDice


    Theta wrote: »
    Yeah only ever heard it from a few lads in work from Mato and Limerick.

    They even use sound out! Its just sound.

    Ha ha ha!! Yeah it's just sound but I know I've said "ya he's sound out" before.. CRINGE!!! :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,894 ✭✭✭ Canis Lupus


    NoDice wrote: »
    Every county has their own slang which other counties generally regard as funny/weird..

    Yeah but Cork is the worst.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,776 Noopti


    NoDice wrote: »
    I'd be leaving work, stop to talk to one of my friends, I'd say "I really have to go now bye" and she'll say "alright go on so".

    And your response would obviously be "Eh, I wasn't looking for permission biatch"?

    Seriously though, if someone responded like that to me I would think they were taking the piss, or else actually felt agrieved that I was leaving...


  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,875 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    "That bate all out" is another one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,187 dario28


    Nothing worse than hearing a Dub saying Happy Out or Sound Out

    Its widespread down the country and slowly filtering into Dublin....disaster !


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 34,568 ✭✭✭✭ Biggins


    We won't be hearing Tom Cruise saying one of those phrases soon I suspect!


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,493 Fulton Crown


    Yeah culchie thing all right - first heard it down Limerick way - was walking behind two big buttocked milfs in Lim - they were discussing their children and one of them had passed an exam.

    "You must be proud out !" says the other - would have scooted on past them but I hadnt quite finished admiring their buttocks.

    Another phrase they used that annoys the sh1t outa me is the use of the word "left".

    Now I would say "I brought her home" whereas they said "I left her home"
    Or " I left him down"

    Pure annoying ! Crackin butts though - I could almost forgive them :D


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