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CategoriesNooks and also cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of every evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and also screenBirds and also the bees SEMANTIC ENIGMASI"ve to be trying for years to discover out what the timeless birthday greeting: "Many Happy Returns" means exactly. Anybody know?Chris Prophet, Sweden The complete phrase "Many happy returns of the day" method exactly what it says. May the day (your birthday) return plenty of times to you and may you it is in happy. I.e. May you have actually a long and happy life. Man Charnock, Warrington Cheshire You space being wished numerous returns that this day, her birthday. In various other words you room being wished a lengthy life. I get it Thomson, Brighton, UK it is brief for "many happy returns of the day" and way that the person, who is speaking, is wishing that the human with the date of birth will have actually many more of them, i.e. That their birthday will certainly return countless times more and that they will therefore live a long life. Liz, Nyköping Sweden plenty of returns of your birthday. A wish because that a long life. Jonathan, Lancaster, UK Presumably that is a cheery recognition that her birthday has actually returned i.e. You space still alive regardless of wars, disease, pestilence and the rest! Maureen Edwards, Newcastle upon Tyne UK I"ve heard an huge explanation that this - the sun returns come the same ar in the ecliptic (a solar return), therefore the wish that this will take place many more times. Simon, Malmo, Sweden include your answer

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