Monday Muddle: gnu, new, knew

gnu: (noun) large animal; African antelope; wildebeest

new: (adjective) recently made or discovered; not previously owned or known

knew: (verb, past tense of know) perceived; recognized; understood

Have you ever wondered if it should be Happy New Year, Happy New Years, or Happy New Year’s? If you want to wish someone a happy 2023, it is Happy New Year. If you want to wish them happiness for multiple years–which wouldn’t be such a bad thing–Happy New Years might make sense. You should only use Year’s when it is followed by something else. For example: New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.