Question: Why do we say as happy as Larry?

Answer. Answer: It originates from a boxer called Larry Foley in the 1890s, before boxing was fully legalised. He won the biggest prize of about $150,000 dollars and a newspaper article in New Zealand had the headline “Happy As Larry” and the phrase stuck.

What is the saying happy as Larry?

The phrase “as happy as Larry” means a very happy person. The phrase is most suitable for the person who always remains happy, laughs a lot even when the things are not in their favor. Also, the phrase is used as a simile to compare a persons happiness.

Who is Larry out of Happy as Larry?

One is the Australian boxer Larry Foley (1847 - 1917). Foley was a successful pugilist who never lost a fight. He retired at 32 and collected a purse of £1,000 for his final fight. So, we can expect that he was known to be happy with his lot in the 1870s - just when the phrase is first cited.

What is the saying as happy as a?

Larks and dogs with two tails fit the bill as creatures known to be happy but the three best-known happy similes are as happy as a clam/a sandboy/Larry. The derivation is however more likely to come from the fuller version of the phrase, now rarely heard - as happy as a clam at high water.

What does it mean to be Larry?

dialectal, England. : confusion, excitement, noise. larry.

Where does the expression Bobs your uncle?

In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew Arthur James Balfour as Minister for Ireland. The phrase Bobs your uncle was coined when Arthur referred to the Prime Minister as Uncle Bob. Apparently, its very simple to become a minister when Bobs your uncle!

Who is Larry and why is he so happy?

Larry Foley was an australian boxer who never lost a fight. His last fight was in the 1870s, he was paid the vast sum of £1000 and won the fight - hence as happy as Larry.

Where did the term bad Larry come from?

Where does the name come from...according to Urban dictionary a bad Larry is something savory and delicious. It is also named after my papa Larry who was a 47 year military veteran often referred to as whiskey tiger because he liked his whiskey, and he was one bad Larry. ( maybe the original Bad Larry).

What is Larry fic?

Larry Stylinson is the nickname given to the pairing of One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles, who some fans believe have a secret relationship.

What is the origin of taking the mickey?

Take the mickey may be an abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the Mickey Bliss, a euphemism for take the piss. It has also been suggested that mickey is a contraction of micturition, in which case take the micturition would be a synonymous euphemism for take the piss. The phrase has been ...

What is the bad Larry?

Bad Larry is a CIA agent Stan met with on a regular bases to play poker. His first kill was his ex-partner, who turned out to be a double agent. In the episode 42 Year Old Virgin he, Roger and Ray help Stan find his first kill. They finally deside on a pedophile named Randy who had taken Steve, Snot, Toshi and Barry.

Who says bad Larry?

Bad Larry is voiced by Don Lake.

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