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Old 12-14-2009, 05:19 AM
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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."
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:29 AM
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:32 AM
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That's the exact same thing I said when I heard it.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:13 PM
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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.

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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.
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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.

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I agree 100%
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:23 PM
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but, it just goes to show that it's a legitimate abbreviation....
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