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Forever and a day

Posted by Steve E on September 01, 2005

In Reply to: Forever and a day posted by Mark on September 01, 2005

: Why do people want to say "Forever and a day"? Forever is already eternal, and why "and a day"?

Just a wild guess here, but probably because they want to express something to such a degree that it would be one day more than eternity.

"I will love you forever and a day" to express the endless degree of one's love.

"He is so slow, it will take him forever and a day" to express the degree of how slow he is.

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