Good Morning, Glory. &Amp; Good Morning, Sunshine.



Can one use these phrases interchangeably with “Good morning”?

Or, “Good morning, sunshine” is usually said to someone who’s just woken up?

Please explaine how these expressions are used.

Thank you.


I see no one has answered this yet, so I’ll give it a try. I have never heard anyone say, “Good morning, glory” but I would assume it’s sort of a pun or play on words – a “morning glory” is a type of flower. “Good morning, sunshine” is from a song, and would be a fairly common thing to say, especially to a child who was just waking up. I wouldn’t use either expression with someone you don’t know well.

Thanks, khoff. exactly what I thought, but hesitated to write!

Emotion: smile

The expression is “What’s the story, morning glory?” Said only to a woman, usually by a man who knows her very very well. Never use this with strangers. At least that’s my take on it.


Thank you for your explanation.

I heard the expression “Good morning, glory” on some TV show, I guess, and I wanted to know if it’s a common expression.

American English is fine. I’m not familiar with British English either.

Thanks again.

“Good Morning Glory” also comes from a song. Written in 1933 by Mack Gordon. I say it to my kids every morning. I first heard it in one of those old black and white cartoons whn I was a child, and it stuck.

Whats the story morning glory.

I’d say it’s a pretty weird thing to say to someone unless you get the joke…

Whats the story morning glory is old slang from the sixties and you would say it someone waking up with a druggie hangover…morning glory plant seeds have small quantities of substances similar to the hallucinogenic drug LSD, and there was some experimenting going on with them in the past. (Seeds are now coated with noxious

stuff). I guess someone just came up with the funny little ditty and it spread…perhaps they were adapting and making a joke out of the older and innocent ‘Good morning glory’.

These days it is becoming more common again with younger people, due to the Oasis album of this name bringing the phrase back into people’s awareness, though most probably do not know the old meaning. In the UK, it now has a double meaning, and I’m sure Oasis were aware of both. In the UK morning glory is a slang term for the erection men have when they first wake up.

‘Morning glory’ is certainly not a way of complimenting a woman (you are not saying she looks glorious in the morning). It’s just a jokey thing people may occasionally come out with for a giggle.

My dad always said……”Good Morning Glory! Do you think it will reindeer (rain dear)? Will the cabbage get ahead (a head)?” I don’t know where it came from, probably something his mom said to him. We thought it was really funny when we were kids. It still makes me smile and although grown, my brother & sister and I still say it now and then.

“What’s the story, morning glory?” is also used in a song in Bye Bye Birdie (I was in that one in high school). The stage version was in 1960, and the movie came out in 1963, so the drug reference wasn’t the first one. (The erection meaning is certainly interesting!)

There’s a great scene when the kids are all telephoning each other with gossip about “Hugo” and “Kim.”

– What’s the story, morning glory?

– What’s tale, nightingale?

– Tell me quick about Hugo and Kim!

– What’s the story, morning glory?

– What’s the word, humming bird?

– Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?

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