London SE1 community website

Xmas day in SE1

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Pages:  Previous1 2
Current: 2 of 2
Friday 17 October 2008 7.54am
No, he was Jesus Christ and the use of X is absolutely reasonable as it is an abbreviation of the Greek for Christ (see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas
Friday 17 October 2008 11.09am
And I think it's fairly uncontroversial to say that there are a significant number of people for whom Xmas (season of sherry mists and Fools and Horses fruitfulness) has nothing to do with the alleged person known as Jesus.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 17 October 2008 11.58am
That was a fascinating read! Thank you. And here I was, thinking it was all a part of the 'dumming down/commercialisation/laziness' of the day.

But don't get me started on Christmas rearing its head in September.

Now, where's the sherry....... :P
Friday 17 October 2008 12.03pm
It may not be just laziness. Some people will deliberately choose not to use the word Christmas because it contains the word Christ.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 17 October 2008 2.09pm
ah yes Ivanhoe, but if the X is a Chi, then it's pronounced the same anyway!

I've always thought it was pronounced CrossMass...
Pages:  Previous1 2
Current: 2 of 2

To post a message, please log in or register..
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions