Posted by ESC on December 23, 1999
Continuing a discussion from the "other side."
HAVE A NICE DAY -- "have a nice day is a catchphrase cliché used as a standard greeting. It is still considered less common in Britain than it is in America, where it was popularized by truck-drivers on their CB radios.'have a nice one' is an even more annoying alternate form of the expression." From "Cliches: Over 1,500 Phrases Explored and Explained" by Betty Kirkpatrick (1996, St. Martin's Press).