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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?

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

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