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~ Sunday, January 25, 2004

Some cheerful similes:

1 as happy as a pig in mud
2 as happy as can be
3 as happy as a clam*
4 as happy as Larry
5 as happy as the day is long
6 as happy as a lark
7 as happy as kings
8 as happy as a box of birds
9 as happy as a dog at the beach
10 as happy as a sandboy**
11 as happy as a kid in a candy store
12 as happy as a bag of wigs
13 as happy as the cat that got the cream
14 as happy as a bull in a spring paddock
15 as glad as a breeze
16 as glad as a fox in his nest
17 as glad as a bird in May
18 as glad as adders
19 as glad as a newborn kitten
20 as glad as the shamrocks
21 as pleased as a kitten with a ball of wool
22 as pleased as a jay with a bean
23 as pleased as a kid with a new toy
24 as pleased as a peach
25 as pleased as a fox in a henhouse
26 as pleased as a Cheshire cat
27 as pleased as a chickadee with a sunflower seed
28 as pleased as a peacock
29 as pleased as a dog with a bone
30 as pleased as a sailor on his wedding day
31 as pleased as a little dog with two tails
32 as pleased as pie
33 as pleased as a penny carrot
34 as pleased as punch
35 as pleased as a pig in a poke
36 as pleased as a brass ha’penny

* in full, ‘a clam at high tide’ ie when it would not be picked
** sandboys provided sand for the floors of shops and taverns. It could be a lucrative business, with little outlay and the prospect of lost coins and valuables sifted from the dirty sand carted away

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