Dear RW

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?

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  • Dear RW. Wilkie's got the cob on.image

  • Dear RW.  Wilkie is a pedant. Ignore her image

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

     

  • fat buddha wrote (see)

    Dear RW.  Wilkie is a pedant. Ignore her image

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

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

  • Yeah, but you're neither British nor American, you're Scottish !!!! image
  • 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.
  • have the SNP banned holidays? i wouldn't be surprised image

  • WIth WIlkie too - It is Christmas -

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

  • 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.

  • i don't mind what they call it.

  • Winter Solstice actually........image

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

  • 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 preferenceimage

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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?

     

  • no they are not, and despite the news stories that always spread through facebook and the tabloids of "OMG MUSLIMS WANT TO TAKE AWAY CHRISTMAS CARDS" none have ever been true, tabloid and social network bollocks.

  • Marc.S wrote (see)

    no they are not, and despite the news stories that always spread through facebook and the tabloids of "OMG MUSLIMS WANT TO TAKE AWAY CHRISTMAS CARDS" none have ever been true, tabloid and social network bollocks.

    The only time I have muslims kick up about Christmas was years ago in Coventry where I worked... They all wanted some significant muslim celebration off at the start of December, Which the company allowed them to take, and then listed them all to work Christmas Day and Boxing Day... They were not happy bunnies

  • i love in coventry image not sure i should be shouting that out lol

  • Ah But where do you live ?

  • actually its just outside the city (ansty) other side of the M6 but still coventry technically, 

    edit: just saw my typo image

  • Teehee !!!

    So which bit of Cov do you do your loving ? Hillfields or Wood End

  • hillfields was flattened, its a giant college now, the flats have gone and the housing is new, you have to go to canley for your £5 mclovin's, 

  • It's not Christmas or Yuletide or even "holidays" - it's a mad shopping frenzy!

    I live in and work in an area with people of many different faiths and I've never heard of anyone being insulted by any other faith's celebration. Lets all just get on with it, have a great time and ignore the PC brigade who seemingly have nothing better to do!

  • Mad shopping frenzy indeed.  If Charles Dickens wrote "a Christmas Carol" today, Scrooge would either be the chairman of Tesco or the producer of "The X Factor".  Whatever "the Season" (whether it's Christmas, yuletide, Winter Solstice, a giant piss up or Mithras' birthday) was meant to be about, I'm sure it wasn't fanatically spending money on pointless tat.

     

  • Or more succinctly:  humbug!

  • I work for a very large American concern and all this PC stuff really gets up my nose, the Americans all talk about "the holidays", we had our "holiday party" last week, and we've been let off early tomorrow for "the holidays".

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