Posted by: Tony Carson | 14 November, 2009

‘Happy Xday’

It’s nauseating, even the first hints of it: the new round of politically/religiously correct crap about Christmas has already begun.

But know what you don’t hear much about?

Xmas. Putting an ‘X’ where the birthday-boy’s name is supposed to be. Now that is brutal.

Getting a card from someone who wishes you a ‘Happy Xmas’ is getting a card from someone who has absolutely no sensitivity about what Christmas is supposed to mean. You can write those dopes off.

Giving a ‘Happy Xmas’ card precludes you from any discussion of the meaning of Christmas. You simply can’t get it.

But, hey, the argument is already moot for most of us who only want to have a ‘Happy Holiday.’

Or, if you prefer, ‘Happy Xday.’

NOTE: read Hill writes: “Actually, the use of ‘x’ to substitute for the birthday boy’s name has a long history, ignored by whinging xians.

“It is not an ‘x’ but a Greek ‘chi’, first letter in christ.”

To quote another famous Carson, Johnny: “I did not know that.”

But, still, all the references he cites say that using the ‘x’ simply isn’t done.

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  1. Actually, the use of ‘x’ to substitute for the birthday boy’s name has a long history, ignored by whinging xians.

    It is not an ‘x’ but a Greek ‘chi’, first letter in christ.


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