Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Belated Usage

It kills me whenever people say "Happy Belated Birthday." That isn't correct. The birthday isn't belated; the greeting is belated. Since "Happy Birthday" can be considered the greeting, you should say "Belated Happy Birthday."

This has been bugging me for years. I wish I could put an end to it, but it's going to keep on going much like "same difference," "anyways" and "could care less." Ugghhhh.

4 comments:

  1. I'd guesstimate that it sounds the same to the untrained ear irregardless of where you put the "belated". Anyways, that's how I feel... Really... I could care less.

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  2. What pisses me off is "up shits creek without a paddle." If you are up the creek...just float back down jackass. You don't need a paddle to go downstream. Don't even get me started on "have your cake and eat it too."

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  3. dude.. seriously? this is what has been bugging you for years?!?!

    i think you need to spend more of your mental power on our Beer Olympics!

    are you working on the shirts?

    anyways... time to go back to work.

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  4. Cmon now, what do you expect people to say - "happy belated birthday greeting"?!?!

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