Biasanya kita akan ucap happy belated birthday bila kita lambat ucap happy birthday kat orang. Tapi sebenarnya, kita sepatutnya ucap Belated Happy Birhday sebab birthday itu tidak terlambat...tapi ucapan yang terlambat...
When someone has forgotten your birthday, they’re likely to send you a card reading “Happy Belated Birthday.” But this is a mistake. The birthday isn’t belated; the wishes are.
Better-phrased cards read “Belated Happy Birthday.” This form treats “Happy Birthday” as a phrase equivalent to something like “Late Congratulations.&rdquo (If you sent out your holiday cards in early January you might wish someone a “Belated Merry Christmas.”) Even clearer would be “Belated Happy Birthday Wishes,“ but most people seem to consider this too wordy.