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Happy As A Clam

In Uncategorized on February 28, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I was enjoying a drink with a couple friends tonight when one of them used the expression “happy as a clam.”  This of course caused someone to ask the completely legit question: “Are clams really happy?”

Where did this expression come from?  We had to know…

Turns out this expression is only one piece of a longer expression: “‘as happy as a clam at high water.”  High tide is a time when clams are free from predators – thus making them very happy creatures.  Good to know!

Happy Clam Source

What did you learn today?

  1. Wow, thanks for getting to the bottom of that, no pun intended. hahah!

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