Talk:happy birthday

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Why isn't this at Happy Birthday where it belongs? --Connel MacKenzie 22:05, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

It isn’t a proper noun, it’s short for "I/we wish you a happy birthday", with the normal meaning of happy and the normal meaning of birthday. There is no reason to capitalize either word. —Stephen 17:47, 11 July 2006 (UTC)


Is it really necessary to have all of those German dialects? I happen to be a fan of German dialects, but not to this extent. —This unsigned comment was added by 76.193.190.129 (talkcontribs).

  • Wiktionary is not paper. We are not constrained to write in telegraphese. Furthermore, editing out the translations actually increases the size of the database. Uncle G 18:28, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy Birthday in many languages[edit]

Why did we remove the Omniglot link? It's one of the few external links that makes sense to have in a wiktionary. Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 14:37, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

From Transwiki[edit]

There were many "Happy Birthday" translations, in a Transwiki appendix I merged to the entry. The only ones I can't identify and left to merge are:

  • language code - language - words
  •  ? - Chinese Fuzhou / Fuzhou=province - san ni kuai lo
  •  ? - Chinese-Tiociu - se jit khuai lak
  •  ? - Chronia Polla - NA ZHSHS Goldenrowley 06:47, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
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The translations are quite messy with many different translations. Especially the German translations are quite bad, I'm not really sure how to sort them all or even if they qualify as 'German'. And what is Camelottisch? —CodeCat 22:48, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

No idea. Looks like a joke. -- Liliana 07:24, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
Copyright violation?​—msh210 (talk) 02:37, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
[edit conflict] Yes, it seems so: a bunch of translations were added July 6, 206, and the external page in question already had those translations at that time. I suppose we should revert that edit, then?​—msh210 (talk) 02:46, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
That's what I did. -- Liliana 02:53, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you!​—msh210 (talk) 03:06, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
addendum: are there perhaps any other translations taken from that source we need to remove? -- Liliana 02:58, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes. The last non-copyvio revision of from 2006. What to do? -- Liliana 02:43, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

So can we detag now?​—msh210 (talk) 01:03, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Probably. So I've done it. -- Liliana 23:41, 22 March 2012 (UTC)