Is "Happy Voting!" correct English?
Is it correct to say "Happy Voting!"? Or should I say "Happy Voting Day."...?
- quatt47Lv 79 months ago
Voting is an action that does not generate happiness in the sense that you would say 'Happy Birthday'.
- RPLv 79 months ago
It may be technically correct, but voting is not something typically associated with either happiness or displeasure.
- Anonymous9 months ago
I suppose you could say "happy voting" to someone headed to the polls, as you might say "happy shopping" to someone headed to the supermarket, though neither is very likely. If you're referring to the day, as you might say "happy Halloween," you would say "happy Election Day."
- busterwasmycatLv 79 months ago
If only voting were a happy occasion. You definitely can say it (people just do not). Nothing wrong with wishing us for it to be happy, but it isn't usually something we look at with happiness. Perhaps we ought to. It is a privilege, not a burden. At least that is what it ought to be. Happy voting!
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- bluebellbkkLv 79 months ago
It's an unusual thing to say, but it's perfectly correct English.
- John PLv 79 months ago
Yes, it is "grammatically correct", but.... In Britain in over 60 years I have never heard anybody wishing anybody "Happy Voting" or "Happy Voting Day". It is simply not something which anybody says. I have never come across any sort of greeting such as you think might exist. We simply get on with the act of voting, or we campaign for a political party, or we cannot be bothered to vote.
Incidentally, the day itself is known as "Election Day" in which the action of any individual person is "voting".
- rustbucketLv 69 months ago
That is an example of positive thinking.
- geraldLv 79 months ago
no its not a happy occasion sorry look what we get