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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Why get cross about Xmas?

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Why get cross about Xmas?: "'A lot of people disapprove of it or think of it as blasphemous because they think the X stands for anonymity - the 'Mr X' sort of idea.'

It seems Christmas has been abbreviated for at least the past 1,000 years.

Before Xmas, there was XPmas, according to Inge Milfull, assistant editor of etymology at Oxford English Dictionaries (OED)."

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