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Michael Rolls

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Chrimbo
« on: Nov 27, 2019, 12:49:07 PM »
Where did this stupid bloody word come from? What's wrong with Christmas? It really, really irritates me - I view it as an expression of total ignorance
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #1 on: Nov 27, 2019, 12:50:44 PM »
No idea Mike, It's not a word I use..

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #2 on: Nov 27, 2019, 01:01:53 PM »
Totally agree Dave. There's a few things like that (mainly abbreviations) that annoy me. There's a young woman i talk to and yesterday she said she was going to saino's. Sainsbury's apparently....
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #3 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:00:11 PM »
I think I first heard this from the Beatles, maybe a Liverpool thing?

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #4 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:38:34 PM »
Or Manc..Defo
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #5 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:43:37 PM »
I use Crimbo particularly when texting, it's just a short version.

Michael Rolls

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #6 on: Nov 27, 2019, 04:59:07 PM »
Why? It's shorter - but has no relationship, so can't be an abbreviation - why not use (not that I like it much) Xmas which is even shorter and has a clear relationship - i.e., Cross - Christian
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 2019, 05:02:25 PM »
It's something I never thought about until you posted your dislike of the word.     8)

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #8 on: Nov 27, 2019, 05:03:01 PM »



I have never heard of Crimbo... Mind you, there are so many abbreviations.. Iím sure there are aliens taking over our planet and a new language is spreading.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #9 on: Nov 27, 2019, 05:07:04 PM »
I think John Lennon sang about Crimbo years ago, perhaps that's where it started ?

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2019, 05:20:49 PM »
Iíve never heard that.. Loved John Lennon.. Great voice.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2019, 05:28:39 PM »
I still remember my sense of shock when he was murdered
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #12 on: Nov 27, 2019, 08:32:30 PM »
I'm certain it's a scouser word.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #13 on: Nov 27, 2019, 08:56:31 PM »
I think you're right. Certainly northern.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #14 on: Nov 27, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
I'm certain it's a scouser word.

I live in Merseyside and have heard it used round here. 
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