[Spridgets] 67 Progress if anybody cares

Guy R Day grday at btinternet.com
Fri Nov 30 03:42:09 MST 2007

It may be of interest to note the word 'offensive' is not used in the 
Wikipedia explanation of Xmas.
Xmas is an honourable abbreviation in most parts of the English speaking 
world who appreciate its origins.
IMHO to class Xmas as offensive is just as offensive as saying the USA is 
filled with degenerate, oversensitive, self opinionated people.  It is 
simply NOT so.  (With the exceptions who plague this list.   :-)  )  Any 
offence can only be taken by misinformed Christian Fundamentalists with the 
sad warped twisted mentality of some, if not most, Mullahs.  (That will 
upset them as well.)

Happy times to all.....
Live every day being nice to your neighbours near and far....

Guy R Day

ps.  To avoid the flak I'm going off list for a week, another eye operation 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Linda Grunthaner" <grunthaner at gmail.com>
To: "Robert Duquette" <robertduquette at sympatico.ca>
Cc: <spridgets at autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] 67 Progress if anybody cares

> Whoa List,
> I had no idea Xmas instead of Christmas would be more important a subject
> than the magic that Frank can do with Spridgets. Wow you can really see 
> who
> has a heated garage around here. But interesting that Wikipedia indicates
> Xmas as offensive. No offence intended here just using abbreviations due
> to my hunt & peck technique. Now look at all the hunting & pecking I just
> did.
> Frank do you get Spridget parts under your tree for CHRISTMAS : )
> Lin
> On Nov 29, 2007 10:20 PM, Robert Duquette <robertduquette at sympatico.ca>
> wrote:
>> I'm not sure about that, as his name is pronounced with a soft I instead
>> of
>> a hard I.  Sort as if it were spelled Chrisst.  So maybe check iX?   :)
>> >From: "Chris King" <cbking at alum.rpi.edu>
>> >
>> >So we can abbreviate the name of one of our listers as chuck X?  :)
>> >
>> >Chris King
>> >http://home.comcast.net/~kvcbk/
>> >
>> >  <-----Original Message----->
>> >From: David Lieb [dbl at chicagolandmgclub.com]
>> >
>>  >But, the word "Christ" is actually Greek and starts with the letter 
>> Chi,
>> >which resembles an "X". Thus, when we write Xmas, we are not, as some
>> >fundamentalists would like you to think, "replacing "Christ" with an
>> >"X", we
>> >are merely abbreviating the name in a perfectly acceptable manner.
>> >David Lieb
>> _______________________________________________

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