Everyone loves a pedant.

January 3, 2009

“Did you have a good New Year?” For fuck’s sake it’s January third.  My year has hardly begun. What you mean to ask is: “Did you have a good New Year’s Eve/Day?” And yes, I did. But yeah, while I have you here, let me say that “Happy New Year!” is meant as a wish for happiness for the the new year itself, not for December 31st-January 1st as an entity. Different from Easter or Administrative Assistant’s Day.  Language is hard, hmm?

See also: http://www.qwantz.com/archive/001377.html

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One Response to “Everyone loves a pedant.”

  1. Sara said

    Happy Administrative Ass– I mean, happy Actual Birthday!

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