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Old 12-19-2005, 03:14 PM
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Default \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

Has anyone else noticed the inordinate amount of (sometimes subtle) argument against using "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas"? This year I've noticed it a lot more than in the past. And, have even noticed people saying "Happy Holidays" moreso than before. Very intriguing, I think.

Personally, I don't mind "Merry Christmas", "Happy Hannukah", "Joyous Quanza" (or whatever), or any other holiday greeting that people want to use. As long as it's not a Government entity endorsing one of those, of course. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Thoughts? Have you noticed this (perhaps subtle) argument going on about the holiday greeting?
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

"Happy Holidays" is a simple phrase that applies to everyone, doesn't (well, shouldn't) offend anyone, and doesn't alienate the rich jews with all the money who want to go shopping.

Seems +EV to me, and Bill O'Reilly can suck it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

Kip,

Happy Holidays is in vogue this year. What I find intriguing, though, is the “word” moreso. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 12-19-2005, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

If someone wishes me 'Merry Christmas' I tell them I don't celebrate Christmas. If someone wishes me 'Happy Holidays' I say thank you.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

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Happy Holidays is in vogue this year. What I find intriguing, though, is the “word” moreso. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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What "word"? [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

"Moreso". That is why I put quotes on "word". When did moreso become a word? It is quite in vogue on 2+2.

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Old 12-19-2005, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

Six more shopping days left until "holiday".
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:01 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

Interesting, because if somebody tells me "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" I say: "Praise be the Lord Jesus Christ and [censored] all the other religions."

It tends to cause awkward silences at office Christmas parties.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:02 PM
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"Moreso". That is why I put quotes on "word". When did moreso become a word? It is quite in vogue on 2+2.

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Ahh! I see. I could lie and say I forgot the space... but I think I've seen it that way somuch, that it started looking right to me. Asitwere, thanks for pointing out my mistake, nottomention letting everyone else know aswell.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: \"Happy Holidays\" v. \"Merry Christmas\"

I've heard that the OED has recently started including "moreso". Unfortunately, I don't have a copy to verify that.
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