[Spridgets] 67 Progress if anybody cares

Robert Duquette robertduquette at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 30 07:51:23 MST 2007

Wouldn't a heated garage be nice to have?  I imagine it's more of a heated 
workshop in his case.  I never see pictures of a family car in there.  :)  
Personally, I think that's best.  Mine is more of a cold storage situation.

Offensive to 'some'.  I confess that I am nowhere near as educated as some 
and had no clue ( or perhaps recollection ) of the origins of the 
abbreviation.  Maybe that plays a major part in why some people find it 
offensive?  While I am respectful of other peoples' beliefs and am 
inclusive, I don't want to play a part in having my religion regarded as 
something that I might be embarrassed of.  Like I said, I am not very 
religious, but I don't have "holiday trees" ... I have Christmas trees; 
Christmas holidays, etc.  And, I'm not very politically correct. ( I'm also 
one of the people that sees PC as a pejorative term. )  I think I said that? 
  I'm respectful of others, but there is a point where it becomes absurd.  
If you have winter holidays and have or don't have holiday trees, that's 
okay by me, but it's not what I have.  To each his own.

And ... I as way out to lunch trying to describe how chuck's last name is 
pronounced.  It is pronounced exactly as in the word Christmas.  :)

>From: "Linda Grunthaner" <grunthaner at gmail.com>
>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
>Frank do you get Spridget parts under your tree for CHRISTMAS : )
>On Nov 29, 2007 10:20 PM, Robert Duquette <robertduquette at sympatico.ca>
> > 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 
> > >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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