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Originally posted by Enos Shenk Enos Shenk wrote:

Oh lordy, I forgot about this. We need to drag Whale out back and beat him for breaking with tradition.

ssok saved christmas on Mother.
 
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Whale needs to update the Christmas stuff.
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Agreed.
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 Looks like I did it again.
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I don't even know what's going on be me <3's you gypsies Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays is fer the terrerests
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kayback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2011 at 8:24am
I heard a good one the other day which I quite appreciate.

Calling it Xmas is like crossing out Christ. I thought that was quite poignant expression so have adopted it.

Merry Christmas everyone.

We also need a swag page......

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"Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass",[1] while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".[2]

There is a common misconception that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas".

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Huh. Something new every day.

I will admit I am getting slightly offended with the other religions attempts to remove the religious tradition of Christmas by making it a "holiday" celebration, yet insisting on recognition for Eid or Dewvali or whatever.

Thanks for the correction.

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I have no problem with saying xmas, it is literally just the shorter form which is nice when typing.
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One of my mums pals is called Christine and she would wrie t as Xtine. Dunno if it's a chicken/egg situation but there you go.
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heheheh...

I went to "Nobody on the internet likes me" to "Miss Tippmann Forum 2007" to "The Savior of Christmas"

te-he. 

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I remember being younger, and every year wishing I'd be included. LOL Oh the things that used to matter.
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

I remember being younger, and every year wishing I'd be included. LOL Oh the things that used to matter.

I still wish I was included.

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Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

"Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass",[1] while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".[2]

There is a common misconception that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas".


It's the intention, doesn't matter what the true definition is. Some people will call a homosexual gay because that's what they are and its the correct adjective. Others use gay as a racial slur. The true meaning is just another way of saying Christmas but people and organizations also use the word to take Christ out of the equation.

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Originally posted by Boss_DJ Boss_DJ wrote:

Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

"Xmas" is a common abbreviation of the word "Christmas". It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but it, and variants such as "Xtemass", originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for "Mass",[1] while the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ".[2]

There is a common misconception that the word Xmas is a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the "Christ" out of "Christmas".


It's the intention, doesn't matter what the true definition is. Some people will call a homosexual gay because that's what they are and its the correct adjective. Others use gay as a racial slur. The true meaning is just another way of saying Christmas but people and organizations also use the word to take Christ out of the equation.

Do you have any documentation?  Or are you a mind reader now?
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What?

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You don't really need a citation. It's human behavior. The connotation behind a word is more powerful than its actual meaning. I understand your explanation and its true but people can distort words where they lose their true meaning/origin.

I agree people say X-mas as a shortened version of Christmas with no intention of deteriating the religious aspect of the holiday but people also do use X-mas as a way to celebrate the commercial side of the holiday without involving Christianity.  

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