16 December 2005

Breakdown in the Education System

My daughter proudly proclaimed last night that "Channukah is the third Christmas!"

I immediately corrected her, but then wondered what the second Christmas was -- Solstice/Yule or Kwanza? Hmmm.

On a slightly related note, after all the back-and-forth between the Daily Show and the O'Reilly Factor I think I will start wishing people a "Happy ChristChannuKwanzTice."

5 comments:

Zézette said...

You're insensitive enough to be ommitting Festivas.

Cheryl said...

True. I also ommitted Zartosht No-Diso, the Zoroastrian celebration of the Death of Zarathushtra (to be marked this Dec 26).

But I figure ommitting these is like not bothering to consider the Lynx browser when designing a webpage.

Cheryl said...

But I figure ommitting these is like not bothering to consider the Lynx browser when designing a webpage.

Wow. That looks much more insensitive on the page than it sounded in my brain.

What I meant was that ChristChanuKwanzTice covers the majority of the people (at least that I know) in North America. If there is another celebration which really needs to be wedged in... I will consider it.

Zézette said...

Oh, you North Americans and your PC-ing! I was just funnin', lovey!

It's been on my mind a little recently, as one of my more recent tasks was to design an electronic greeting card for our organisation. One of the more onerous aspects was coming up with a sentence or two which basically said "Merry Christmas" without actually saying that. "Happy Holidays" is taboo because it's recognised as a North American term, so is generally received with howls of outrage here. We settled on "Festive Season". Eventually. :)

Zézette said...

Actually, if it had been up to me, I would have wished a "Succulent and Sticky Mango Season", but The Boss wasn't buying it.