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Dec 25 2008, 5:47 am
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Dec 25 2008, 7:57 pm O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #21

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It's all about Saturnalia.

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Dec 25 2008, 8:25 pm MasterJohnny Post #22

yes... happy winter solstice holidays..which was not mentioned in thing

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Dec 25 2008, 8:27 pm Symmetry Post #23

Dungeon Master

"winter solstice holidays" is not a holiday. It's a term that encompasses all of them...

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Dec 25 2008, 9:10 pm Matt Burch Post #24

Happy Christmas!


Dec 25 2008, 9:13 pm Forsaken Archer Post #25

Merry Christmas everyone :)


Dec 25 2008, 9:41 pm Dapperdan Post #26

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Lol thursday. What's the dan though?

Dapperdan, of course . . .

Holiday lessons:

Chanukah versus Hanukkah

There are many different spellings for the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights; the name of the celebration is translated from Hebrew and there are multiple credible ways to make the translation. Some acceptable spellings include Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukah, and Hannukah.

A word like this is a great example of why organizations need a style guide. The best way to deal with the variations is to pick a spelling and use it consistently.

"Christmas" Versus "Xmas"

Retailers have long been accused of secularizing Christmas by using "Xmas" in signs and advertisements; therefore, I suspect many of you will be surprised to learn that "Xmas" has a religious origin.

In Greek, the letter "chi" is written as an X, and chi is the first letter of the Greek word for "Christ." Greeks sometimes abbreviated "Christ" as "X." For example, they abbreviated "Christ savior" as "XP." ("P" is the symbol for the Greek letter "rho," which is the first letter of the word "savior" in Greek.) The Oxford English Dictionary shows the first known English use of "Xmas" in 1551.

As for appropriateness, "Xmas" may have a religious origin and fit better on signs, but many people -- both those who use "Xmas" and those who complain about its use -- are unaware of the religious origin. If you choose you use "Xmas," you should know that some people will be infuriated.

Many have told me they find the verb "gifting" annoying and wonder why people can't use the perfectly good word "giving."

I confess that I was surprised to learn from the Oxford English Dictionary that "gift" has been used as a verb for 400 years. Nevertheless, it had fallen out of common use until recently when it seems to have experienced a revival. Although I can't tell you it's wrong to say "I'm gifting her earrings this year," I still advise against it on the grounds that many people believe it's wrong.


Dec 26 2008, 7:53 pm UnholyUrine Post #27

Happy Holidays =D


Dec 27 2008, 2:59 am MasterJohnny Post #28

Quote from name:Killer_Kow
"winter solstice holidays" is not a holiday. It's a term that encompasses all of them...
Clearly you are not asian :O

Philosophy deals with unanswered questions. Religion deals with unquestioned answers. I am a Mathematician

Dec 27 2008, 3:35 pm Symmetry Post #29

Dungeon Master

There's no "winter solstice holidays". There are a number of holidays surrounding it, such as Dongzhi (which is the one I think you're talking about). I'm guessing that your claim is merely a poor translation?

:voy: :jaff: :voy: :jaff:

Dec 27 2008, 3:37 pm Devourer Post #30


Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays

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Dec 28 2008, 10:41 pm Clokr_ Post #31

Merry Saturnalia everybody.


Dec 29 2008, 7:54 am Red2Blue Post #32

It's almost new years!


Dec 29 2008, 7:47 pm The Great Yam Post #33

Last night of Hanukkah was yesterday... I didn't get any dreidels this year. =(

Oh well, I did get some really cool stuff, like an echo guitar pedal

Belated Happy Holidays!


Dec 30 2008, 7:44 pm Xx.Doom.xX Post #34



Jan 1 2009, 2:46 pm ForTheSwarm Post #35

Happy new years.


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