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to passionatley hate people writing Xmas?

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DaddyIsHome Tue 10-Dec-13 11:45:12

Im not majorly religious but I think that writing Xmas is just lazy and somewhat dissrespetful. To make it worse it doesnt really make sense, Xmas that sounds nothing like Christmas. So AIBU to dislike the fact that people abrevieate it?

wobblywindows Sat 14-Dec-13 07:02:14

Where would twitter be without the abbreviation Xmas ? And 'Merry Xmas' was the only thing that fit the small space on my cross-stitch card - it was that or no greeting, or maybe 'Noel'. Can't bring myself to use 'crimbo', and feel that 'Happy Holidays' somehow dilutes the festive feeling - like taking away the mince pies.

Mummamoo87 Fri 13-Dec-13 21:31:52

Well.... Here's the thing do you write " before Christ" or "BC" that is all ...........

Bedsheets4knickers Wed 11-Dec-13 15:05:10

I hate chrimbo

BackOnlyBriefly Wed 11-Dec-13 10:38:11

If you type Xmas then somewhere out there a baby jesus cries!

There are other advantages, too such as speed. grin

sandfrog Wed 11-Dec-13 00:00:48

Hw mch efft dos it tk to incld all th letrs in a wd?

SwedishEdith Tue 10-Dec-13 23:10:37

I write xmas to annoy people who get annoyed by it. This thread has encouraged me to carry on. I might adopt kwismass as well now.

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 23:05:44

For fucks sake isn't that hard to spell,ffs

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 23:04:46

Who said it was hard to spell?

I write Xmas because I'm a lazy sod,not because I can't spell it!!!!!!!!!!!

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 10-Dec-13 23:04:10

True, true ... for fuck's sake. Or is it fucks' sake?

BooBudolphMeowson Tue 10-Dec-13 23:02:03


It's the worst!!! It's Christmas it's not that hard to spell ffs.

IThoughtThat Tue 10-Dec-13 22:54:05

Phew, that's a relief DaddyIsHome no longer passionately hates me due to me writing XMAS. hmmgrin

OP Y were B very, very, very U, a bit ridiculous and a bit mean. Save the hate for other things.

Hopefully this will make you think before you hate in future. It better that way.

Mia1415 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:49:28

YANBU it really annoys me too! I'm not particularly religious at all, but a school assembly from about 15 years ago about Xmas being disrespectful has completely stuck with me and I can't bare it! I've made colleagues at work change paperwork etc because of it! Which might well of been unreasonable on my part lol

Allalonenow Tue 10-Dec-13 22:49:12

Crimbo and the recent X-mass both horible.

stickysausages Tue 10-Dec-13 22:45:36

I don't give a toss,I'm lazy. Saves me spelling chrimbo all the time grin

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 22:42:45

It's known as criggy around here.

usualsuspect Tue 10-Dec-13 22:41:48

I'm lazy.I canlive with that.

FrillyMummy Tue 10-Dec-13 22:41:32

YANBU. It's in the same boat as words like 'hubby' and 'bubs'. Boake.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 10-Dec-13 22:40:53

Ha! I started this same thread last December & was swiftly educated in the origins of the 'X'.

Still hate it though! I can always hear my archdeacon grandfather saying "ah, Xmas, when one celebrates the birth of X".

I'm not a huge fan of lots of abbreviations though, to be fair.

SpikeyChristmasTree Tue 10-Dec-13 22:40:46

Having had the benefit of a vicar for a primary school headteacher, we all knew that X stood for Christ by the age of 5. He only ever taught the one cover lesson whenever he had to cover, and it was always that one.

I helpfully pass the knowledge on to the teenagers I teach. I call it 'possible pub quiz' questions of the future.

Crimbo is just criminal.

moondog Tue 10-Dec-13 22:36:04

Similarly people who write 'congrats' for 'congratulations'.
I have to fight the urge to suggest that they can't feel that pleased for recipient of the message if they can't even be arsed to write it in full.

FloozeyLoozey Tue 10-Dec-13 22:34:08

Καλά Χριστούγεννα grin

SomethingkindaOod Tue 10-Dec-13 22:27:47

I knew the origin and it still sets my teeth on edge! grin
And I think I would have to brain anybody who uses kwissmas with a Christmas tree...

daisychain01 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:25:33

Or even a mortal sin grin

daisychain01 Tue 10-Dec-13 22:24:44

Damn! After all these years, I feel cheated now and need to see my psychoanalyst.

I went to a convent school and one year the nuns made us run a school campaign "put the Christ back into Christmas" because they said it was wrong for shops to commercialise Our Lord's birthday. So ever since then I always resisted putting Xmas because I was conned taken in by those pesky nuns, thinking I was committing a moral sin.

Even though Grennie has now educated us and put us straight, I feel guilty about changing the habit of a lifetime and writing Xmas.

Just think of all that ink I could have saved.....<whimper>

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 10-Dec-13 21:58:43

The earliest example I can find is twelfth century. It's slang, but not even fifteenth century slang. grin

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