not happy, Jan

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Etymology[edit]

Made famous by a television advertisement for Sensis's (Telstra's Directories and Advertising division) yellow pages product, which was aired in Australia from 1997-1999. See the Wikipedia article.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Phrase[edit]

Not happy, Jan!

  1. (Australia) Used to express displeasure at someone else's incompetence.
    • 2011, Craig Cormick, In Bed with Douglas Mawson: Travels Around Antarctica, unnumbered page,
      One young chick is standing on its toes, flapping crazily, squawking a long ‘not-happy-Jan’ cry in penguin-speak.
    • For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.