A year ago, I started noticing on a common trend from my Nigerian friends when it comes to wishing people a happy birthday. I have seen stuff like
HBD Amaka, LLNP.
I am sorry but I naively thought that it was a form of title of some sort. You never can tell these days, Nigerians come up with something new and hip every day until I figured HBD was Happy birthday but LLNP meant what? On Amaka’s wall I saw the word LLNP so many times so I decided to ask someone and they told me it meant “Long life and prosperity”. * the light bulb comes on in my head*
In my own opinion it is a birthday wish, you might as well write out the whole word especially if it is heartfelt, Face book has made it easy for one to wish people a happy birthday even when you don’t remember all you need to do is glance at the “Birthdays” section on you Face book page and alas you know whose birthday it is and start typing, HBD, LLNP. Hmm.
Just to let you know, I wont do that to you. So when it is your birthday you would receive at least a 15 word birthday greeting.
I don’t know how you feel about the abbreviation of a birthday greeting, it doesn’t seem appropriate but yet again should I say is there a proper way of wishing someone a Happy Birthday? I want to know what you think.
By the way I went to the Timaya concert last weekend and I got a copy of his cd called LLNP. I just looked at the CD an hour ago and realized that. What an irony? Happy Friday everyone.