Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Happy Born Day? WTF?

I dunno where people got the idea that wishing somebody "Happy BORN day" on people's birthday is okay. It is not okay. It is not okay because it is grammatically incorrect. It is not okay because the sentence is utterly hideous.

Okay, so I am a snob when it comes to English. I hate it when even I myself make stupid grammar mistakes, like putting an 'S' at the end of the verb when there shouldn't be any. You know, sometimes, magically, your fingers work faster than your brain. I kill myself over and over again when I read an entry I made and I saw spelling mistakes. Okay, more like, typos, because you know, the fingers sometimes do work faster than your brain. That's why it's not terribly surprising to findyours truly actually edit a 2-year-old blog entry just to correct one measly misspelling. Yes, it only takes one. The blog entry that no one but yours truly bothered to read in the first place. Yes, I go correct them from time to time. That is how anal I can get. That is how much of a snob I can be.

So anyways, back to this 'born' day business. I dunno if people think it's cute. I think they know it's incorrect, what I am not too sure of is why they keep on doing it anyways. It's probably direct translation from "Selamat Hari Lahir", but if that was the case then the wish should be "Happy Day Born" lah bongok, bukan Happy Born Day. Tak pun jadilah seignorant a certain International School in Brussels who had a sign wishing "Bahagia Tahun Baru" for the coming 2011. Bila ada orang tegur pun still the same sign stays up. Even Google Translate pun translate dengan betul. Susah sangat ke nak check dulu?

Kenapalah suka sangat wallow in ignorance? Kenapalah suka sangat buat benda2 yang engkau perasan cute tapi sebenarnya annoying dan grating? Kenapalah menyempitkan kepala otak aku dengan inanity seperti ini?


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