I just noticed that the word in the movie title The Pursuit of Happyness is spelled with a y instead of an i. But my spell checker highlights "happyness" as a mistake. Why is it spelled differently here? Shouldn't it be happiness?
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From the article on Chris Gardner on ABC's site:
To quote from the movie:
It is happiness, in the same way it is luckiness.
Happyness is a typo, whatever it is intentional (e.g., to make fun of somebody who wrote that word) or not.