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Top of the morning

Posted by David FG on March 14, 2008 at 06:20:

In Reply to: Top of the morning posted by David Hewitt on March 13, 2008 at 10:07:

: The Irish use a phrase which is 'TOP OF THE MORNING'. I know it is like saying good morning, but why top of the morning?

The Irish don't use 'the top of the morning' as often as popular myth would have it.

But why 'top'? It's 'top' as in 'best'. So 'best of the morning to you' might be an alternative rendering. It is a translation from the Irish.