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Of that, I am well aware. However, unless you are a Greek monk looking to write shorthand, the proper spelling is "Christmas." I would be willing to bet that most of the use of "Xmas" throughout the English-speaking world is not in recognition of the Chi Rho and its symbolism, but rather as laziness in spelling or an attempt at political correctness. For my part I attribute it to the former and not the latter.

Merry Christmas everyone, and I truly wish you all a Happy New (and green) Year.

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How DARE you assume I'm not a Greek monk! :shock:

 

I brew like one...

 

Really?

 

Hey, if you know of any Greek Tarppist ales, please don't keep those discoveries to yourself! ;)

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X-mas comes from post-1-1167089680.gif, c. 1500.
Of that, I am well aware. However, unless you are a Greek monk looking to write shorthand, the proper spelling is "Christmas." I would be willing to bet that most of the use of "Xmas" throughout the English-speaking world is not in recognition of the Chi Rho and its symbolism, but rather as laziness in spelling or an attempt at political correctness. For my part I attribute it to the former and not the latter.

Merry Christmas everyone, and I truly wish you all a Happy New (and green) Year.

I am so glad I am not the only one who knows stuff like this. Do I need to add for our beloved heathen bretheren and sisteren that Chi and Rho are the first two letters in "Christos" or the Greek spelling of Christ and, therefore an appropriate abreviation?

 

Merry belated Christmas everyone

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X-mas comes from post-1-1167089680.gif, c. 1500.
Of that, I am well aware. However, unless you are a Greek monk looking to write shorthand, the proper spelling is "Christmas." I would be willing to bet that most of the use of "Xmas" throughout the English-speaking world is not in recognition of the Chi Rho and its symbolism, but rather as laziness in spelling or an attempt at political correctness. For my part I attribute it to the former and not the latter.

Merry Christmas everyone, and I truly wish you all a Happy New (and green) Year.

I am so glad I am not the only one who knows stuff like this. Do I need to add for our beloved heathen bretheren and sisteren that Chi and Rho are the first two letters in "Christos" or the Greek spelling of Christ and, therefore an appropriate abreviation?

 

Merry belated Christmas everyone

Yesterday was the 12th day of Christmas.

Tomorrow is Eastern Orthodox Christmas.

As the hen once said, "Merry Eggsmas!"

:harhar:

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