Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I know its December, Now!

Another rare species of Daisy flower.

Obviously, this picture doesn't links you to December mood right? ( Its another random shot for my flower album.) No, because most of us would actually associate December to 'Xmas' and Parties. I've learnt an interesting fact about the word 'xmas' which I guess it would be nice if you could actually know the fact as Christmas is widely celebrated among the believers as well as the non-believers. By wishing others in the correct manner, it is also a form of respecting others faith.

' "Xmas" is deprecated by modern guides for writing styles. Style guides at the New York Times,[2] The Times, The Guardian, and the BBC all rule out its use, where possible.[3] Millicent Fenwick, in the 1948 Vogue's Book of Etiquette states that "'Xmas' should never be used" in greeting cards.The Cambridge Guide to Australian English Usage states that the spelling should be considered informal and restricted to contexts where concision is valued, such as headlines and greeting cards.'

'The abbreviation of Christmas as "Xmas" is the source of disagreement among Christians who observe the holiday. Dennis Bratcher, writing for a website for Christians, states "there are always those who loudly decry the use of the abbreviation 'Xmas' as some kind of blasphemy against Christ and Christianity". Among them are evangelist Franklin Graham and CNNRoland Martin. Graham stated in an interview: journalist

"for us as Christians, this is one of the most holy of the holidays, the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. And for people to take Christ out of Christmas. They're happy to say merry Xmas. Let's just take Jesus out. And really, I think, a war against the name of Jesus Christ." '

-Adapted from

What does Christmas mean to you?

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