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nwr
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Message 204 of 245 (595799)
12-10-2010 1:41 PM


Lithodid-Man writes:
... the conversation has gone from posting funny things to discussion of the political correctness of saying "Merry Christmas"
The expression "Merry Christmas" seems to suggest a drunken orgy. I would have thought that "Happy Holidays" would be a better fit with fundamentalist Christianity.

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Message 213 of 245 (596217)
12-13-2010 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 212 by frako
12-13-2010 6:57 PM


Logic? What logic?
frako writes:
The problem with writing in English for me is i do not get the logic behind it, ..
Logic? There isn't any.
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Message 215 of 245 (596222)
12-13-2010 9:08 PM
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12-13-2010 9:03 PM


Re: Logic? What logic?
frako writes:
This probably has to do with the origins of the English written language
It is probably because English is a polyglot language (something that evolved out of a mixture of several languages).
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Message 239 of 245 (596778)
12-16-2010 8:34 PM
Reply to: Message 218 by New Cat's Eye
12-16-2010 3:58 PM


frako writes:
Political correctness has gone way to far in your country
New Cat's Eye writes:
Indeed.
I'm not convinced of that.
If I go by the complaints that I occasionally hear, then it has gone too far. But if I go by my own experience, I'm led to wonder whether the complaints are gross exaggerations.

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Message 242 of 245 (596783)
12-16-2010 8:57 PM
Reply to: Message 221 by Theodoric
12-16-2010 4:17 PM


Theodoric writes:
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What is it about Christmas that so offends the happy holidays people? Why not Merry Christmas?Phyllis Chapman
Shelbyville
Dear Ms Chapman,
I sincerely wish you a Merry Christmas. And if you go on a trip to visit relatives, then I wish you a miserable time for all of those holidays except Dec 25th.
I say this, because you have made it clear that you are offended when people wish you Happy Holidays, so I must assume that you want those days other than Dec 25th to be unhappy ones.
I'm laughing at the silliness of Ms. Chapman. I doubt that she expected that kind of response.
I am not at all offended by "Merry Christmas." If I use "Happy Holidays," that is to be more inclusive, as with including Jan 1 and the various other days that people take off from work during that week.
Yes, maybe political correctness has gone to far, what with the right wing crazies wanting to impose their insane version of political correctness on the rest of us.

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