Monday, July 7, 2008

A Hobbit Birthday

Main Entry: (a) Hobbit Birthday

Function: noun

Etymology: coined by J.R.R. Tolkien/Jared Daniel Humphreys

Date: 1937/2008

: A celebration of one’s birthday in which the person being honored selflessly purchases the birthday feast not only for himself, but for the friends that are celebrating with him; paying for something in a way that violates all commonplace birthday etiquette in order to show others one’s love and appreciation for them, instead of vice versa.

: An idea based on the following quote by author J.R.R. Tolkien: “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”

2 comments:

Alli Hibb said...

I have both thrown and attended Hobbit Birthdays...I love paying to have all of my friends in one place...

Tolkien is a genius.

Jared ~::44::~ said...

Spread the word on Hobbit Birthday's! They are the BEST.

~Jared