happy crappy


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“They call me The Kid. Outta Shreveport, Looseyanna. You know that? This here beast won every major carshow award in the South. You believe that happy crappy?”
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: The Kid is introducing himself to Trashcan Man.

happy crappy is an euphemism for shit, right? This character is cranked-up and uses this expression repeatedly all time.
l looked up beast = person/thing that is good, awesome.

Thank you.
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    There is a well-known phrase "happy clappy" which refers to a particular kind of evangelical Christian worship where people sing naive hymns and clap their hands. This is King's variant of it, meaning (we must suppose) "naive stupidity".
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