Dear RW

It's CHRISTMAS!

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20/12/2012 at 09:35

That email you sent out, RW Pacesetters: 'Tis The Season, asks "..., how many of you asked for running gear for the holidays?".  

I'm assuming this has come from RWUK, although it's not explicit.  

Can I just point out that this is the United Kingdom, NOT America?

No-one asks for xxxxx "for the holidays".  They ask for xxxxx for CHRISTMAS.

I appreciate that not everyone celebrates Christmas in any way, but most of the UK population do so whether they are practicing Christians or not.  And if you DON'T celebrate Christmas, would you be asking for gifts?

20/12/2012 at 09:40

Dear RW. Wilkie's got the cob on.

20/12/2012 at 09:51

Dear RW.  Wilkie is a pedant. Ignore her 

20/12/2012 at 09:53

Actually, having gone to the survey that the email links to, I think I has come from America - that contains a load of Americanisms.

 

20/12/2012 at 09:55
fat buddha wrote (see)

Dear RW.  Wilkie is a pedant. Ignore her 

That doesn't mean I'm wrong, though!

20/12/2012 at 11:17

not only that, i'm not on fracking holiday!

20/12/2012 at 11:29
Yeah, but you're neither British nor American, you're Scottish !!!!
20/12/2012 at 11:41
I'm with Wilkie on this one, it's Christmas not "The Holidays". Although I have to admit I've given up fighting the Santa / Father Christmas thing with my kids.
20/12/2012 at 11:59

have the SNP banned holidays? i wouldn't be surprised

20/12/2012 at 12:59

WIth WIlkie too - It is Christmas -

20/12/2012 at 13:26

It's The Midwinter Solstice actually. But I'll settle for "Yuletide" 

20/12/2012 at 13:37

To me it's Christmas and always will be.  A few years ago i use to work for the education dept. One of my jobs was to prepare course programmes for adult learners.  I wasn't allowed to use the words "Christmas" or "Easter" in the schedules. They had to be "Winter" and "Spring" breaks so as not to offend anyone.

20/12/2012 at 13:43

i don't mind what they call it.

mcs
20/12/2012 at 14:02

Winter Solstice actually........

20/12/2012 at 14:03

Just as long as you don't call it "Yuletide"

20/12/2012 at 14:10

Yuletide me over until the New Year when all good honest folk will celebrate with a certain Celtic panache/flair/style*

* Select according to individual preference

20/12/2012 at 14:41

The survey in question did use the word 'specialty', amongst other American-English delights.  Meh. 

20/12/2012 at 15:07

Dear RW,

Wilkie is absolutely spot on. Please close down your .co.uk site if you can't be bothered to use English.

Or I quit.

20/12/2012 at 15:44

What's wrong with "Yuletide"? It predates Christmas, it's not just some naff alternative.

20/12/2012 at 15:44
Lady Wot Jogs wrote (see)

To me it's Christmas and always will be.  A few years ago i use to work for the education dept. One of my jobs was to prepare course programmes for adult learners.  I wasn't allowed to use the words "Christmas" or "Easter" in the schedules. They had to be "Winter" and "Spring" breaks so as not to offend anyone.

Is anyone really offended by the terms Christmas and Easter?  Even in you are of a different religion and don't celebrate these festivals, is the mention of them really offensive?

 

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