12.23.2005

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

From CNN to ABC, 'tis the season where Christmas news is holiday newspeak. Merry Christmas! and Happy Holidays! become battlecries in an unwinnable crusade of word warriors and language moralists. Even (especially?) Google attempts an inoffensively bland cat and mouse iconoclasm.

Wikipedia offers an interesting treatment of Political correctness, its perspective and linguistic background, the debate and overflowing confusion of etymology and semantics, history and meaning.

Peace.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Doug said...

See also
Tom Tomorrow's version.

12/23/2005  
Blogger ratchtaphol said...

write very good ... from Thailand

12/23/2005  

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