X … is for Xmas

Ho Ho HoThe Times, the Guardian and the BBC disapprove of the abbreviation “Xmas” (meaning “Christmas”). But is it really that bad? Something I learned today: the ‘X’ is thought to represent the Greek letter ‘Chi’, which is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos.

Whatever … I wouldn’t use the abbreviation in a business context!

Oh, before I forget: Have a Happy Xmas everybody! :))

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Written by Christine Burgmer

24. December 2014