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Ashy

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #15 on: Nov 27, 2019, 09:07:44 PM »
No worse than Xmas really.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #16 on: Nov 27, 2019, 10:28:38 PM »
It is to my mind. Crimbo is a totally different word - might as well be foreign - whereas Xmas (which, as I said, I don't like either) has the obvious connotation of the cross symbol
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #17 on: Nov 27, 2019, 10:31:43 PM »
Or X replacing christ.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #18 on: Nov 27, 2019, 10:35:11 PM »
Perhaps we ought to call him Jes..In case he has a preference for non-gender specific names?
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #19 on: Nov 27, 2019, 10:37:49 PM »
Perhaps we ought to call him Jes..In case he has a preference for non-gender specific names?
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Ashy

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #20 on: Nov 28, 2019, 09:19:26 AM »
X being the first letter of Christ, in Greek, often combined with the second Greek letter, P, in church symbols, whereas Chrimbo is the kind of short form used frequently in Manchester or Liverpool dialects. To be honest it doesn't sound right in an Essex accent.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #21 on: Nov 28, 2019, 09:39:39 AM »
Nor in my neutral English (don't know what else to call by speech - I don't have any marked accent - although I suppose one could say that that in itself is an 'accent')
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richmond62

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #22 on: Nov 28, 2019, 01:28:10 PM »
I'll stick with 'Xmas' as an abbreviation.

Michael Rolls

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #23 on: Nov 28, 2019, 05:53:20 PM »
Good for you
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #24 on: Nov 28, 2019, 06:14:06 PM »
I have used Crimbo the odd time..Cool Yule ..i draw the line at though.

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #25 on: Nov 28, 2019, 07:25:43 PM »
Just to annoy Michael I use the word ' pressie' too   ;D

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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #26 on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:21:43 PM »
Just to annoy Michael I use the word ' pressie' too   ;D


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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #27 on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:23:46 PM »
Pressie. Actually, that one I have used myself - but only occasionally.
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #28 on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:44:36 PM »
It's spelt 'crimbo' around Manchester...
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Re: Chrimbo
« Reply #29 on: Nov 28, 2019, 08:47:29 PM »
Trying to be with it,my sister asked a nephew if he had received any pressies.He asked her if she meant presents.He is now a consultant anaesthetist at Barts or another London hospital.Totally irrelevant,I know.