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I HATE this phrase

 
 
Seed
 
Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 10:52 pm
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night


I don't know why. It just bugs the hell out of me when people use it. It's the biggest cliche of the holidays and it shows no originality at all. I am not even sure if the first place it was found was the story "Twas the Night before Christmas" or not.

People have been saying it for as long as the story has been written. You would think by now someone would come out with something else to say by now. But nope, looks like we will have to be unoriginal for another season. (I say it as well, cringe every time too!)

But it's almost Christmas here so I'ma go wait for the fat man!
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 11:04 pm
@Seed,
Good news. Clement Moore did not write those words. He wrote these. "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"

So you see, it was not Twas the Night Before Christmas that added to your angst. It was someone else. Who? I don't know.

Happy Christmas!

Good night.

Wink

P.S.
Did you find your pants?
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 11:08 pm
@Seed,
I know just what you mean. Now, you have a good un, Seed.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 11:14 pm
@Seed,
hey seed, eat **** and die, you know what I mean?
roger
 
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Reply Thu 24 Dec, 2009 11:44 pm
@dyslexia,
Who you callling Hayseed?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 09:07 am
I feel a lotta love in this room.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 09:13 am
@farmerman,
have you been to the pants off group hug room

they've got fruitcake Razz
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 10:48 am
I'm sure it's from Scrooge - Bob Cratchett, I believe.
In any case, it's just a salutation.
Easy Does It.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 10:50 am
Sorry - it IS from Night Before Christmas.
I'm still buzzed from last nights wine.
I'm trying to drink my way thru this holiday . . . .
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 11:04 am
@sullyfish6,
Quote:
Easy Does It.
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chai2
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 04:18 pm
I don't think I've ever had anyone say that expression to me.

dys said ****.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 04:24 pm
@sullyfish6,
the original version is Happy not Merry
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 04:25 pm
@chai2,
me neither
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 04:51 pm
@djjd62,
You know what phrase I HATE?


.....

.....

Are ya ready for Christmas yet?


Francis
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 05:04 pm
Seed wrote:
so I'ma go wait for the fat man!


here he is..
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 05:04 pm
@chai2,
Very Happy

the "hot enough for ya" of the season
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 05:21 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

Very Happy

the "hot enough for ya" of the season


they may get away with that phrase in canada.

in texas, if you had a witness, that phrase would automatically acquit you of manslaughter during the months of july, august and september.

the polite way to express to another that you think it's quite warm is to spontaneously combust
Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 06:07 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

the original version is Happy not Merry


Just like I pointed out on the 2nd post of this thread. Wink
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 06:10 pm
@Intrepid,
i got your back, we canadians have to stick together when chai2 turns the heat up Razz
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 25 Dec, 2009 06:11 pm
@chai2,
or wilt into a curled leaf person
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