Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chinese Food on Xmas

Merry Christmas to everyone out there in the blogosphere! For those of you who celebrate the birth of Christ, you'll probably be chowing down on some ham or fowl in a few hours. Non-Christians, on the other hand, traditionally eat Chinese food on Christmas. And The Christmas Story tells us that Chinese food is a good back-up plan if your turkey gets eaten by dogs.

In the spirit of the season, Brent uploaded this photo to the Apostrophe Catastrophes facebook group:

It's acceptable to use a hyphen between the "x" and "mas," but an apostrophe is inappropriate because the word isn't a contraction. "Chris'mas" would be OK because the apostrophe is in place of a "t."

Anyway, regardless of your religion or food preferences, I hope you have a wonderful, correctly punctuated holiday!


JD said...

What, you've never heard of Xristmas?

Anonymous said...

I always wonder why people choose to remove the Christ from Christmas. In this case and most others, it wasn't even necessary and you can see they had plenty of room for Christmas. I'm sure Xmas is used a lot in the Boston area where, among other places, every time a terrorist strikes that isn't Muslim, they immediately say it was a right wing Christian and usually find out soon afterwards that they weren't a Christian after all. Cases in point - Jared Loughner and the Norway killer.