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Many Happy Returns? Return to What?

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Rick in San Diego, California, wants to know why his older relatives always inscribed birthday cards with the phrase many happy returns of the day. This phrase, and the shorter version, many happy returns, indicates that the speaker is sending wishes for the other’s happiness year after year as that special day returns or comes round again. This is part of a complete episode.

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