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How can Happy be spelled without U?

Updated on August 6, 2011
In marriage, it takes work to be happy. But, with U, I know it is possible.
In marriage, it takes work to be happy. But, with U, I know it is possible. | Source

Can it be true???

I looked it up in the dictionary

I thought it was deceiving me

I didn’t think it could possibly be

But, how could it be true

That Happy is spelled without U

*

I looked it up in the dictionary

To have a second peek

Knowing that U is truly what I seek

Yet there before me was H, A, P, P, Y

Fitting in a U… I bet they didn’t even try!

*

Yet to me this spelling is absurd

U obviously belongs in this word

It makes no sense any other way

Adding it seems proper, wouldn’t you say?

*

So, I really hate to mention

But just listen to this suggestion

Let the idea stew

Just add a tiny U

*

So now we have Huppy

Happy with a U, you see

Makes absolute sense

At least it does to me

*

I checked all the references and several different books

But Huppy was not found, no matter where I looked

So let’s write a letter

And send it off to Webster

Explaining why our cause is just

And adding U is absolutely a must

*

Making Happy into Huppy is necessary you see

Without U, I can’t be a happy me!

So Happy Together

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    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PDXKaraokeGuy - That is the very best kind! :)

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      that's a very special thing, Barbergirl!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @PDXKaraokeguy - Glad you enjoyed it and it reminded you of your wife... This one truly wrote itself.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      this is cute! sounds like something my wife would write ;-)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Moms-secret - Ha ha - Until you mentioned it, I never realized that it actually does sound a bit like a Dr. Suess book. Hmmm - now all I need is a huppy creative graphic artist to come up with some cute art and this would be the perfect child's book! :) Glad it could make you smile!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @icciev - I think we need to contact Webster's and have the word re-evaluated. :) Everybody should be saying huppy from now on! LOL

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sunshine - It was a fun hub to write as well. This one just came together so well. Had to share it. I was revisting some of my older works! :)

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      Lissette 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I was extremely huppy. Makes it all worth while. Thanks for making me smile. Get the right art and this would be a really cute Dr. Suess book.

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      icciev 

      6 years ago from Kuwait

      I totally agree, it should be huppy. loved it and voted up

    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awwww what a fun, huppy hub! Simply adorable! Love the pics! Thank you for sharing BBG! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sharyn - Those pictures, just remember that time make me very huppy. We were such goofy teenagers! Glad you enjoyed it!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Movie Master - Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed it and it made you huppy!

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      Sharon Smith 

      6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very creative and fun BBG!!! And I love the pics showing how huppy you are!!!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      what a fun poem, loved it:-)

      You have made a lot of people very huppy!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Daffy Duck - Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It is sometimes the simpliest things in life that make the most sense, yet, we never think of them because they are so simple! Have a Huppy Day!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Karanda - Thank you for stopping buy and reading this. It was really a very pleasant poem to write. It instantly made me happy. It is amazing how thinking positively can really lift your spirits and brighten the whole day.

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      Daffy Duck 

      6 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      What a great little poem! So simple and yet so true.

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      Karen Wilton 

      6 years ago from Australia

      This is so uplifting and rolls along like a song. Isn't it wonderful how our whole day can be lifted by one other person? Really enjoyed the read.

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Hyphenbird - Huppy without a doubt. Have a very Huppy day! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Moviedude - I am glad that you are huppy that I wrote this... glad it brought a smile to your face. Love you too! I am so Huppy I said yes I would marry you! :)

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      Brenda Barnes 

      6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Hippy-Hoppy-Huppy-Happy....Yeah U are Happy.

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      moviedude31 

      6 years ago from Riverside, Ca

      I love it. I'm so huppy that you wrote this. It sounds like it belongs on a shelf in Barnes and Noble. Hard to belive we were so young. I'm very HUPY that you are my wife. I love you Stacy.

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Cloverleaf - Glad you enjoyed it. I hope your day is filled with sunshine and Huppiness!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @drbj - ah... you have a way with words. Such a clever way to write an addition huppy poem! :) Glad you enjoyed it... Have a huppy day! :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth - we are young... but wait, does that mean you are calling us old now... lol... have a huppy day. Hope this huppy poem but a big huppy smile on your face :D

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Marellen - that's the way to do it. We need to spread this and make it viral. Pretty soon, we will be surrounded by huppy people and every body wishing everybody else a huppy day! All we have to do is keep saying it and it will catch on in no time. :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Jason - Thank you so much for stopping by and for the wonderful comment. I wrote this partially because I got inspired looking for ways to spend our anniversary next week. It will be our 11th year married. Doesn't seem like that long, but it has been a fun and Huppy journey! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Just ask Susan - thank you so much. I am glad this was able to make people smile and have a huppy morning! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Soldieringon - I know... we look so young in those photos. If I am remembering correctly, they are from 1999. Just goes to show how much people change. :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @BukowskiBabe - thank you so much for your wonderful comment. It was short and sweet and just suddenly popped in my head. I love writing like that. Have a huppy day!

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Epi - thank you for your wonderful and kind words and for sharing my Huppy work of art. As for the photos... those are old and in the stash. It was from a long time ago when my husband and I first met. We did one of those photo booths. It just works so great, I couldn't resist using it.

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sunnie - I am so glad that I was able to bring a smile to your face, as in you have such a great way of bringing a smile to everybody elses face. Hope you have a wonderful and Huppy morning! :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Mark - glad to know this made you feel Huppy. Huppiness is what life is all about! :)

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      Cloverleaf 

      6 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Adorable hub, barbergirl! I loved the originality, very clever. Have a huppy day :-)

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      Huppy is good

      Huppy is fine

      Much better than Hippy*

      Any old time!

      *Note: Hippy as it refers to weight accumulation.

      Loved your poem, bg - thanks for the laugh and the photos.

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      mythicalstorm273 

      6 years ago

      I can't believe how young Eli looks in those pictures... I can't help but laugh whenever I see that picture! Very cute poem. And entertaining :-)

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      marellen 

      6 years ago

      Very clever and I like huppy too. If we say it often enough we can get it added for sure. Remember EVOO is now added so we can do it too.

      Huppy hub....

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      Jason R. Manning 

      6 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Great job Barber, very cute way to play with words. Sounds like the two of you are figruing out how to have fun and makde the most of what a marriage should be. That's awesome. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is so cute and Huppy :) Love it!

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      Soldieringon 

      6 years ago from Hemet, CA

      Very well done. You and Eli look so different in those photos.

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      BukowskiBabe 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the middle of it all.

      Oh, Barbergirl...this is just really sweet and cute....I happen to think that when people can say so much with very little words....they're one bright individual....

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ...well this is such a joyous expression of love, honor and the pursuit of happiness that I must post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - you have compelled/inspired to write a happy poem now - quite possibly in the humorous vein - thank you for this beauty - love the photos - did you plan those poses and were they spontaneous - either way I think they should put those pictures in the Louvre and proudly framed!!!

      lake erie time 7:11am with second cup of coffee, Schubert playing and daybreak over the lake.

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 years ago

      Good Morinng Barbergirl,

      What an adorable, happy hub..I just love it and so creative..I have not seen Huppy now that I think of it and maybe a campaign would work nicely to bring this to their attention whoever they are...Love your fun pictures too..Wonderful hub. Brought a great big smile this morning.

      Sunnie

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      Mark Ewbie 

      6 years ago from UK

      I like this, it's daft - but made me feel a bit huppy.

      At least, I think it's daft but maybe I missed an important point about huppiness.

      edit: I mean daft in a nice way.

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