In a recent Taki’s column, the Derb parenthetically notes the unfortunate competition for primacy of the acronym HBD that the phrase “human biodiversity” shares with the phrase “happy birthday”.
Nothing against congratulating people for managing to survive another year, but the former phrase is enhanced by the abbreviation while the latter is cheapened by it. Human biodiversity doesn’t have a wikipedia page yet, but HBD does have an urban dictionary entry, albeit a shared one.
I’d grown complacent after human biodiversity easily attained the top spot shortly after its debut over a year ago, but subsequently (possibly as a result of the tripe Derb examined in his article), happy birthday retook the summit, in large part due to a slew of negative votes for human biodiversity. Help keep our version of HBD on top by dropping in to vote human biodiversity up and happy birthday down.