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stevenback7
Member # 5114
 - posted December 17, 2006 16:02
It took 25 minutes which afterwords i came out of the store with the biggest grin because i had finally convinced my dad to buy the sharp aqous 42 inch 1080 p lcd tv for x-mas.

So hopefully before the end of the year there will be a nice new tv replacing the 27 inch 8 year old tube.

[Smile] happy dance [Smile]
 
Serenak
Member # 2950
 - posted December 17, 2006 17:35
Total aside...

Anyone wonder how Xmas came to be written like that?

I have been told that in the deep past + was a cross and X was a criss so X mas is "criss mas" - not sure I 100% believe that but it makes a certain amount of sense...

Anyone got any more in depth knowledge? I would be interested to hear either further proof or a decent rebuttal of this theory.
 
Bibo
Member # 1959
 - posted December 17, 2006 18:20
I prefer Xmess.
 
Steen
Member # 170
 - posted December 17, 2006 18:24
XXXmess? Nah... let's not go there.
 
uilleann
Member # 1297
 - posted December 17, 2006 18:57
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=xmas
 
-ct-
Member # 209
 - posted December 18, 2006 08:05
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Ashitaka
Member # 4924
 - posted December 18, 2006 09:06
I have heard that the X in Xmas stands for the cross. I think however Xmas came into use because people are lazy [email protected][email protected]$.
 
Xanthine
Member # 736
 - posted December 18, 2006 09:58
"X" seems to be a common fill-in letter. Xmas for Christmas, Xtians for Christians, xtal for crystal, rxn for reaction...it goes on and on. Maybe because X isn't used so often in normal English.
 
uilleann
Member # 1297
 - posted December 18, 2006 10:19
Okay, let's try this again for the benefit of those just joining this topic:

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=xmas
 
Sxeptomaniac
Member # 3698
 - posted December 18, 2006 11:12
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=xmas

I didn't realize the usage dated back to the sixteenth century, but I was aware that the X was a Greek Chi. It's not an unusual shortand in theological circles. (superfan forum, sorry)
 
stevenback7
Member # 5114
 - posted December 18, 2006 17:23
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
I have heard that the X in Xmas stands for the cross. I think however Xmas came into use because people are lazy [email protected][email protected]$.

Yes whats wrong with being a lazy bastard.

aside: you have just said the X word twice so does that mean you are a double lazy bastard?
 
Ugh, MightyClub
Member # 3112
 - posted December 18, 2006 18:54
Or a two-timing lazy [email protected][email protected]
 




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