The Happy Smackah Story

The Happy Smackah Story

On March 18, 2011, Posted by , In Stories, With 4 Comments

The Happy Smackah website was founded in the spirit of support and love for Dan Cribby.

Dan Cribby, born and raised in Maine, has many expressions, and one of his favorites is “happy smackah” (It’s probably spelled smacker).

This expression refers to someone who is filled with simple joy of life (The French call this “joie de vivre”).  He loves people who are “happy smackahs”, and he often refers to his students as happy smackahs.

We love that Dan Cribby is the ultimate happy smackah.

4 Comments so far:

  1. Bernie says:

    in this case the “local” dictionary could be just about any dictionary. But let’s just take Merriam-Webster….
    1em·cee noun \ˌem-ˈsē\
    Definition of EMCEE
    : master of ceremonies
    See emcee defined for English-language learners »
    Examples of EMCEE

    Origin of EMCEE
    First Known Use: circa 1933
    Related to EMCEE
    Synonyms: announcer, host, MC
    Related Words: mistress of ceremonies; DJ, disc jockey (or disk jockey), shock jock, veejay, VJ; huckster, pitchman; anchor, anchorman, anchorperson, anchorwoman, newscaster; CBer, ham, radioman

  2. Nina Mast! says:

    WE LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! Hahaha I froze my butt off this morning just for you! Nice seeing you again!

  3. Ed Krohne says:

    I just wanted to say I hope you’re doing well.

    I remember you saying “this is the class where a lot of people decide they don’t like math”. I think about it a lot when I’m doing my homework. And what do you know, I’m teaching algebra as a graduate student now, and I see what you mean.

    Lots has happened, and I’m doing all right. Hope you feel the same.

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