How do you feel when people write, "XMas?"

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  1. Shivvy

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    instead of Christmas? never been a big fan of that. whats your take?
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Like, write it? Or actually SAY it?
     
  3. Shivvy

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    write it
     
  4. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I don't mind
     
  5. Shivvy

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    well, i do
     
  6. Swedish John

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    It takes the "Christ" out of Christmas. Big no no in my book.

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  7. Johnnykstaint

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    You know that "X" is actually an old greek symbol for Christ, right? Derived from the Greek word for Christ?
     
  8. Shivvy

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    well, i say leave CHRIST in it
     
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    who gives a fuck?
     
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    From wikipedia...

    the "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as "Christ."
     
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    Correct
     
  12. EasyJesus

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    The new term "Holiday Giving Tree" had me :facepalm: the other day
     
  13. Billy Brown

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    Shiv does not know anything.
     
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    X = Chi in greek, its just a letter not the word for Christ :dontknow:
     
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    if we were on SB.com, I would have a lot more to say about this...
     
  16. Lawsy

    Lawsy Hey, buttholes

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    Merry XXXmas!
     
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    If there wasnt such a long historical precedent for its use it would annoy me
     
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  18. Danas Boyfrien

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    I want to kick them in the nuts or twat.
     
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    I don't give a fuck. Oh Xmas tree, Oh Xmas tree, your leaves are so unchanging.
     
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    Yes, but the first letter then became the graphic symbol for Christ....regardless, this dates back to the 1500's; it has nothing to do with political correctness.