Discussion in 'English Only' started by ferran, Dec 20, 2006.
What does it mean metaphorically? Is it something like : Don't worry, be happy?
I have not heard the saying but I would guess that you are correct.
It could mean that you should smile even if it is painful to do so because the act of smiling will make up for the effort of smiling.
It sounds to be similar to,
Whack a smile on your dial.
Makes no sense to me but it's explained here:
Oh yes, I remember that now. Stephanie Tanner was the primary culprit.
That sounds like a derivation of a sarcastic old Army retort to a braggard.
What do you want; a medal or a chest to pin it on?
Actually it means something bad because if u watch full house stephanie says it a lot when she is mad or when she thinks someone is being rude!! So I think it is something bad! Sorry but I watch tv!
Hi Cookie, and welcome to the forum. The forum rules ask that we refrain from using chatspeak and that we write in standard English. Be careful with those capital letters!
The Urban dictionary asserts 'This phrase mostlikely originated on the early 1990's show "Full House."'
It is much older. I heard and said it when I was a child 50 years ago. It was a cliché back then, picked up by children because of the rhyme.
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