Christmas or Xmas? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Off-Topic Discussion of All Non-Related Topics

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Thanks: 15
Thanked 74 Times in 59 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
Christmas or Xmas?

Heard this on the radio - I looked it up because I never knew it. Kinda cool I thought. I've seen where people get up in arms about taking Christ out of Christmas so reading that was interesting. Ok - I'm a computer geek so give me a break.

"In Greek, the letter Χ (chi), is the first letter of Christ, and it, or the similar Roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ since the mid-16th century.[13] Hence, Xmas is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas."

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!

Rodslinger is offline  
post #2 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 05:29 AM
ROLL TIDE ROLL !!!!!!!
 
LBSRACING's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 254
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Learn something new everyday.



2009 F450 Harley Davidson
Black Maxx, 5" Exhaust, EGR delete, CCV Mod

2002 F350
TW 6 position chip, 6" stacks, 22.5 Alcoa wheels, 08 mirrors, 08 tailgate, CCV Mod, 55w HID, 07 Harley headlights, 05 Excursion grill
LBSRACING is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
Gun Nut




 
Rodslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Katy, Texas
Posts: 14,315
Thanks: 15
Thanked 74 Times in 59 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rodslinger
That's the exact same thing I said when I heard it.

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.


"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
- General George S. Patton, Jr

Please support our troops!

Rodslinger is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 03:13 PM
rdc
Grumpy Non-Socialist

 
rdc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lexington, OK
Posts: 2,623
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, I still don't like it. If they can't be bothered to write out the
whole word, they shouldn't write anything at all.

My

Russ Cook

2008 F250 FX4 SC LB 4wd
FabFours bumper/brushguard
Cook's Calibers, LLC
Warn winch
Freedom isn't free, but we make it cheaper!
My other diesel is an Olds
rdc is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Serving Our Country!
 
diablos30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: goldsboro, north carolina
Posts: 4,115
Thanks: 3
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i think the modern usage of xmas has nothing to do with its original intent and is only one more way to lessen the meaning of the holiday.
diablos30 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 03:21 PM
tjl
Compression Ignition Addict
 
tjl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nashport, Oh
Posts: 358
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdc View Post
Well, I still don't like it. If they can't be bothered to write out the
whole word, they shouldn't write anything at all.

My
I agree 100%

'96 F350 CC dually 5 speed w/short throw shifter, '03 sd intercooler, stage 1 injectors, D66 turbo, 6 POS chip with Tony Wildman tunes, T500 HPOP, CCV mod, gutted EBPV, modded ID
tjl is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-14-2009, 03:23 PM
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 696
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
but, it just goes to show that it's a legitimate abbreviation....

01 7.3 f350 CC/SB - chipless w/3:73s
TrueCool Transcooler
FTVB
Gauges
AIS
Walker BTM
Bilstien 5100s
Soft top
daveyburt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome