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    Talking Christmas 2013/Merry Christmas to All

    Thought I'd get it in before anyone else did! Albeit a little early but hey ho...


    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.... I WISH YOU ALL THE VERY BEST FOR 2014 !!!!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjitservices View Post
    Thought I'd get it in before anyone else did!...
    Not quite:

    Link: Google Street View Christmas Card [From 2011]


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    Damn! never mind.

    Still... Merry Christmas to everyone.

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    Talking Christmas 2013

    Hi Everybody,

    Just liked to wish everybody Merry Christmas.

    Nugget

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    Back atcha mate and everyone else hope you all get some rest because I intend to! So need to recharge.

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    Whole 2 weeks off. Only holidays I dont need to come in or do any work!!!

    Merry Christmas everyone

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    My last pedantic act of 2013 - I changed the title of this thread....

    I hope everyone has a happy and peaceful Yuletide xx

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    Last day at work before Christmas yesterday.
    Last Chair of Governors duty this morning at the school Christmas service, so not exactly onerous.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 to one and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    My last pedantic act of 2013 - I changed the title of this thread....
    Didn't it say Xmas? What's wrong with Xmas?

    Happy Xmas everyone!

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    What's wrong with Xmas?
    Horrible unecessary truncation of a word
    So there

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    What's wrong with Xmas?
    Horrible unecessary truncation of a word
    So there
    Sorry to be pedantic but that's incorrect. It is a common misconception though.

    The New Testament was written in Koine Greek where the name of Christ is written as Χριστος.
    It was traditional to write the name of Christ as X. This carried on with with the traditional way of writing the day Christ was born on as Xmas.
    The movement against writing Xmas is actually quite a recent thing.

    Some sources:
    Keeping the “X” in Xmas: it’s not some secular conspiracy
    Christmas or XMAS
    Annoyed when people say “Xmas” instead of Christmas? Should you be? - Fallible Blogma

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    Well I don't care whether it is XMas or Christmas - I hope you all have a good one and enjoy your two weeks with whoever you have around you. Time goes so quickly so we need to enjoy it and not worry about words.

    Just sit back and relax.

    Merry Christmas/XMas everyone.

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Sorry to be pedantic but that's incorrect. It is a common misconception though.

    The New Testament was written in Koine Greek where the name of Christ is written as Χριστος.
    It was traditional to write the name of Christ as X. This carried on with with the traditional way of writing the day Christ was born on as Xmas.
    Even if it was traditional then, nowadays people write it as a short form as I think the average person doesnt know about the Greek letter X, do they?

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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, hope you all have a good holiday

    Last morning here, kids go home early then we do,

    Richard

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    Wishing you all the best of the season (whatever you call it ;p) Spend time with those you love, and raise a glass to those that can't be with you.
    xxx



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