Saturday, September 11, 2010

HEADS UP PEOPLE I HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY!

YEAH - HEADS UP ALL YOU BONEHEADS!!!
Recently I have been asked why do I call myself XmasDolly, and not Christmas DollyWell, here's  the gospel truth!

I learned how to do the computer at the law firm I was working for (Raskin & Associates), and he had a computer there that was definitely a neanderthal of computers).  It asked me for a ID name, and a password.  I have been using the same ID name since September, 1991, and never gave it up.  Sometimes I add numbers behind it sometimes I don't.  The ID name only let me use ten letters.  I love Christmas, and my nickname is Dolly.  Dolly has been there since I've been born.  How would you shorten Christmas?  I am a devote Catholic.  I do not denounce Christ in any way shape or form!  PASS THE WORD!  I am NOT, and I repeat NOT denouncing Christmas or my Lord when I call myself  XmasDolly!  The word Xmas was just shortened because the computer would not take more letters!  SHEESH!

I also googled it, and here's the "STRAIGHT DOPE"!


Why is Christmas abbreviated Xmas?

Dear Straight Dope:
Every December one hears of the need to "put 'Christ' back in Christmas", but never a word about "putting 'X' back in Xmas." So just how did the term "Xmas" come to be used in place of "Christmas"?
Well, that letter may look like an "X" and walk like an "X" and quack like an "X," but it isn't an "X." That's the Greek letter "chi" which is pronounced about like "ch" was in Old English ... which is to say, about how it's pronounced in German today, or in a few imported words, like "Christ" or "Christmas," for example.

"X" (as in chi) was used as an abbreviation for Christ from early times, perhaps initially as a camouflage for the religion. It was the first letter of the word Christos (meaning "the anointed one," e.g., the Messiah) and fortuitously was cross-shaped, so there seemed to be some symbolism or double meaning. It's been used as a scholarly and not-so-scholarly abbreviation since.

Just wanted to keep that straight!  AMEN!

OH, AND HEY EVERYBODY CHRISTMAS IS COMING SOON - DON'T BLINK!  WOO HOO!  THAT OUGHT TO MAKE Y'ALL FEEL BETTER!  NOW IF ANYONE ELSE THINKS I'M SOME SORT OF HEATHEN STEP UP TO THE PLATE, SO I CAN RIP YOU A NEW ONE TOO!
 JUST DON'T GET ME STARTED!  BY THE WAY I WAS ALSO BAPTIZED CATHOLIC, MADE MY COMMUNION, AND CONFIRMATION, AND I WAS MARRIED BY A PRIEST!  What else ya wanna know?  Dang!  I got to take a break!  Sorry I shot off, but I love Christmas (Xmas), and my name is Dolly, and I love that name too because my Daddy gave it to me.  So, let it rest!






8 comments:

CMash said...

Never knew that..ty for the information. Being Catholic myself, I always felt guilty using Xmas when sending emails, easier to type. And btw, my Baptisimal Godmother, also my aunt, was called Dolly. Even tho I saw her every week, I didn't find out that wasn't her real name until I was a teenager. Her name was Camille and I miss her.
CMash

Life With The Boys! said...

I'm Catholic too. I never understood people getting agree with xmas. It seems silly. some people find fauly with anything. Great post, and great blog! I'm now a follower!! I enjoy your comments in mt posts.

Life With The Boys! said...

oops, I should have said "people getting angry", not agree. Sorry I should have proof read before I posted :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You Go Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great post. I too am Catholic and the very fact that those who anger of the "X" in Christmas have no inkling of the true meaning.

You rock.

Natalie A. said...

That is great to know about your name! So fun and clever to keep on using it!

Haupi said...

I can't imagine anyone thinking you were disrespecting the Lord's birthday by using "Xmas" Dolly instead of "Christmas" Dolly? Unbelievable! Anyway it gave you an excuse to find out some very interesting informational background on the world "Xmas" for all of us, thanks. Live and learn.

Now that's what I call turning a "lemon" into "lemonaide" Good for you!

Night Owl Mama said...

WOW! WHo's messing with you! I'll kick their blog right back to o followers! LOl. Great post Xmas Dolly and Some things I never knew too. Thanks for clarifying

Christine said...

Even through I wasn't one of the people who asked about your name, I loved this post. Why?? Because I did not know that. I've often wondered why they put the X there, but had no idea.

Very cool post. I actually learned something today. Whoo Hoo

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