"Top 'O' the morning to ya..." is British.
By ¦ Amber ¦
March 17, 2017 6:22pm CST
Or perhaps it is? I don't know when I first started hearing "Top "O" The Morning To Ya?" It probably had something to do with that leprechaun on the red box of cereal. Yea, Lucky Charms. Regardless, it's been somehow associated with Ireland since.. as long as I can remember.. But it's not really Irish...There's evidence that an Irish author coined the phrase, and later a British poet. It might have been "spoken" in the Victorian Era but I'd highly doubt it. I only say it might have been because the aforementioned Irish Author apparently lived in that time period. It's more likely that, somebody picked up a copy of a book that had the phrase written in, and decided to popularize it. It only takes one person after all..
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17 Mar 17
I had to chuckle because the kids just had some Lucky Charms . I never thought about that - but I probably associate that greeting with Lucky Charms too . . . which then of course we associate with that "Irish" leprechaun. But the term is not Irish at all? There must be so many terms we have so wrong in our language - for whatever reason we just make these assumptions.