Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Words I Hate/Happy Birthday!

Sunday was my friend Dan Pattee's birthday.

I am hereby wishing him a happy belated birthday and I feel terrible about it - not because I'm a good friend who normally recognizes birthdays in a timely manner, but because I loathe the word belated.


It seems to be a cross between "bloated" and "deflated". It's a fart word, and only serves to magnify the rudeness of sending birthday wishes late.

Happy Birthday, Dan! Sorry I belated... it must have been all that two day-old birthday cake I ate.


dp said...

Your belation is perfectly acceptable to me, so long as you don't hold my head under the covers. :-)

Lola Cutter Hensel said...

It's a deal.