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    I have always heard the expression "happy birthday". But in a scene of an episode of the series heroes I have heard "happy anniversary".

    Is the expression happy anniversary used with exactly the same meaning as happy birthday? How common is it to use such expression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    I have always heard the expression "happy birthday". But in a scene of an episode of the series heroes I have heard "happy anniversary".

    Is the expression happy anniversary used with exactly the same meaning as happy birthday? How common is it to use such expression?
    "Happy anniversary" usually refers to an anniversary of marriage not an anniversary of birth.

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    Actually in the context of that heroes episode, this expression was used to congratulate a woman (Niki) who had achieved to stay some time (I don't remember if a year or a month) away from drugs. So I guess this expression happy anniversary is used in all contexts but birth anniversary. Is this correct?

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    Default Re: happy anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Actually in the context of that heroes episode, this expression was used to congratulate a woman (Niki) who had achieved to stay some time (I don't remember if a year or a month) away from drugs. So I guess this expression happy anniversary is used in all contexts but birth anniversary. Is this correct?
    Yes, it could be used in that context.

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