Monday, April 28, 2014

2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge……….24th of 26 Pet Peeves


My Pet Peeve for the Letter X


One of my favorite holidays is Christmas. I’ll be the first to admit I still love believing in the magic and even though we all know how commercialized it has become I still love the thought of Santa. My pet peeve is the fact so many people get up in arms about shortening the word Christmas to Xmas. The reasoning behind this upset is that the word Xmas does more damage in adding to the way Christmas has become so commercialized.  I myself use the shortened word especially when I’m in the chat mod either by text messages or by chatting with friends and family on a social network. I’m not religious but I do know what Christmas is and what it represents. It just seems funny that the ones that make a big deal of the greeting Merry Xmas are usually the ones that spend mega money during the holiday season ignoring the fact that they are also contributing to the commercialized aspects of Christmas.
 

1 comment:

Elsie Amata said...

I don't have a preference either way. I don't shorten it but that's my choice. I don't freak out if someone else does. Nor do I care if someone else says "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas" I just don't want to be told I can't say what I want…unless I'm cursing out a small child. Then, yeah, I get it.

We're almost done with the A-Z! yay!

Elsie
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