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    Question about birthday

    This might seem silly to you, maybe not, but I cannot find nowhere what is the name of a person who is celebrating his/hers birthday? Is it birthday boy, maybe birthday feted, so what is it? I would appreciate everything you know about that, if there is such name in the first place. English is not my mother tongue, but I am trying to write a nice little poem, so I would appreciate it..

  1. sheena55ro
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    Re: Question about birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Idiomaticus
    This might seem silly to you, maybe not, but I cannot find nowhere what is the name of a person who is celebrating his/hers birthday? Is it birthday boy, maybe birthday feted, so what is it? I would appreciate everything you know about that, if there is such name in the first place. English is not my mother tongue, but I am trying to write a nice little poem, so I would appreciate it..
    No, I`ve never heard of "birthday boy" .It sounds so odd to me.
    Answer:

    the celebrated one[s] , the celebrated boy[girl]

    ex. The celebrated girl , who turns 18 today, has been waiting for her guests...

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    Re: Question about birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Idiomaticus
    This might seem silly to you, maybe not, but I cannot find nowhere what is the name of a person who is celebrating his/hers birthday? Is it birthday boy, maybe birthday feted, so what is it? I would appreciate everything you know about that, if there is such name in the first place. English is not my mother tongue, but I am trying to write a nice little poem, so I would appreciate it..

    In the U.S., anyway, the usual terms are "Birthday Boy" or "Birthday Girl", no matter what age the person is. (That is, even if the celebrant is in his or her 60s or 70s, they are still referred to as "boy" or "girl" in birthday terms.)

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    Re: Question about birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    In the U.S., anyway, the usual terms are "Birthday Boy" or "Birthday Girl", no matter what age the person is. (That is, even if the celebrant is in his or her 60s or 70s, they are still referred to as "boy" or "girl" in birthday terms.)

    Thank you for your reply. It`s very interesting and I`ll keep it in mind.

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    Re: Question about birthday

    Yes, it's the same in the UK: "birthday boy" or "birthday girl". It's always jocular.

    (I must admit, I've never heard "the celebrated girl" or "the celebrated one"!)

    MrP

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    Re: Question about birthday

    Thank you very much.

    Taking into consideration that English is not my native language, I sometimes make mistakes.

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