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to think that its "Wish you were here?" and not...

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PyongyangKipperbang Mon 16-Jan-17 13:20:55

...."Wish you were here!"

Stupid discussion with my sister (neither of us can remember how we got onto it!) and we are both convinced that we are right!

I think it is you, the postcard writer, asking the recipient if they are jealous of your lovely holiday and wish that they were there too. My sister says that it is you saying that you wish the recipient was there on hols with you.

Who is right?!

bloodymaria Mon 16-Jan-17 13:21:25

Your sister.

Burntbum Mon 16-Jan-17 13:21:38

I agree with your sister.

FishInAWetSuitAndFlippers Mon 16-Jan-17 13:21:58

I think your sister is right.

I can't say I've ever thought about it in depth before though.

DotForShort Mon 16-Jan-17 13:22:17

Your sister is right.

TinklyLittleLaugh Mon 16-Jan-17 13:22:43

I would say your sister. The gloaty one is pretty mean.

clumsyduck Mon 16-Jan-17 13:22:58

Iv always thought it meant wish you were here with me /us

But thinking about it I don't actually wish that al all haha

clumsyduck Mon 16-Jan-17 13:23:11

*at all

SirChenjin Mon 16-Jan-17 13:23:12

Your sister

wishparry Mon 16-Jan-17 13:23:20

Your sister.

NavyandWhite Mon 16-Jan-17 13:23:36

Yes agree with your sister.

PyongyangKipperbang Mon 16-Jan-17 13:23:39

The reason I think that I am right is because the TV show with Judith Chalmers (sp?) was called "Wish you were here....?"

JustPoppingBy Mon 16-Jan-17 13:24:02

I agree with sister too.
You used to go on hols and write postcards 'home' saying weather lovely etc Wish you were here. 😁

DameXanaduBramble Mon 16-Jan-17 13:24:29

Your sis yer is correct, the holiday programme of old made a play on the phrase.

PyongyangKipperbang Mon 16-Jan-17 13:24:37

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wish_You_Were_Here...%3F

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Mon 16-Jan-17 13:24:40

Your sister is right
Your way is mean and boastful grin

passingthrough1 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:25:12

Another one for your sister

JournosAreLazy Mon 16-Jan-17 13:25:34

I agree with your sister.

The Judith Chambers travel show was a play on the phrase and used in a different context to advertise holiday destinations

liz70 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:26:08

So you think it's "(Do you) Wish You Were Here?"

And your sis thinks it's "(We) Wish You Were Here! "

If so, your sister is correct.

MLGs Mon 16-Jan-17 13:26:35

Your sister is right.

The other way is crazy!

AnUtterIdiot Mon 16-Jan-17 13:26:51

Your sister is right. "Wish you were here" on postcards means the person on holiday is having a lovely time and wishes that the recipient could be there too. Postcards aren't sent to rub other people's faces in it, they're sent to show that the person on holiday is thinking of the others at home!

The Judith Chalmers show added the question mark because the premise of the show was that she visited popular holiday destinations and reviewed them. It's a play on words. People were saying "wish you were here" years before the Judith Chalmers show.

PyongyangKipperbang Mon 16-Jan-17 13:27:26

I can deal with being mean and boastful! Not that it matters because neither of us ever send postcards anyway!

xStefx Mon 16-Jan-17 13:28:01

Yep your sister is right

FromageRay Mon 16-Jan-17 13:28:43

I'm with you Pyongyang, for the same reason! We can stand together even if we are wrong....

Laylajoh Mon 16-Jan-17 13:29:27

Your sister is right - you are telling the person you miss then and that you wish they were there with you at this moment. See reference: Avril Lavigne - Wish you were here smile

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