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Have a Nice Day!

Posted by ESC on December 14, 1999

In Reply to: Have a Nice Day! posted by elaine segal on December 11, 1999

: What is the origin of this phrase?

I haven't been able to find anything on the phrase "have a nice day." I know there is a phrase book by that title. Keep checking Phrase Finder and maybe someone will know the origin. I did learn that "have a good night" has been said since colonial times in the U.S. Perhaps the newer phrase is just a variation on that.

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