I'd be interested in hearing how all you "guys" would complete this phrase. Nothing too creative, please, I'm looking for the cliche! I'd like to know if there's a difference between AmE and BrE here. Thanks!

(In case you missed the discussion of "guys," I mean the group as a whole - men, women, children. . . )
1 2 3
Comments  (Page 2) 
To Abbie,
A lark and a clam must express their happiness in quite different ways, so to me both expressions convey different feelings. "As a lark" sounds carefree, whereas "as a clam" suggests "snuggishness" Emotion: smile
I'd forgotten "happy as Larry". This is what phrasefinder has to say about it:

Probably an Australian expression. Thought to refer to the Australian boxer Larry Foley (1847 - 1917). Why was he so happy? I've no idea. An alternative explanation is that it relates to the Cornish and later Australian slang term larrikin, meaning a rough type or hooligan, i.e. one predisposed to larking about.

I'm still none the wiser.

I love your explantion of larks and clams, pieanne. Now I doget a feeling for clams! Emotion: smile
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
So do I...
With pasta ...?
Al dente!
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
usually use the 'pig' one (coarser version).

So do I
Stop! I haven't eaten yet!!!Emotion: stick out tongue
Can someone tell me privately what the coarser version is? Please?
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
WEll, I don't know why we are all being so coy about it, the real version is 'happy as a pig in ***'.
Show more