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  • VictorMeldrewVictorMeldrew Peak District edge, CheshirePosts: 183
    Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,505
    Disinvited. Is that a word? 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 19,981
    I thought about that one when I saw it. I suppose uninvited means never having been  invited whereas disinvited means the invitation had been withdrawn.
    It still grates though. Not a word I'd choose to use.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AstroAstro Posts: 344
    The word abundance has been irritating me recently, it seems to have become a buzzword over the past few years. Now when I hear it on gardening videos I wish I hadn't.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 799
    I find it difficult to be rude but if someone uses one of these daft phrases I can't help staring vacantly and saying what do you mean?
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,504
    Xmas.  I'm an atheist but I just think its a horrible abbreviation.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 30,480
    Xmas.  I'm an atheist but I just think its a horrible abbreviation.
    it's just easier to type. I'd not say it, but I do type it.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,981
    I never use it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • SherwoodArrowSherwoodArrow Nottinghamshire Posts: 120
    edited December 2021
    I was alwasy told as a child ( at a C of E school) that the X was used as chistian sign interchangeable with a chritian cross.

    As an adult i assumed it was to do with a greek letter?

    But like Hosta says i would only type it, not say it.
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,288
    My understanding is that chi or χ is the first letter of the Greek word for Christos or anointed (Χριστός) and was used as a sign by followers of Christianity. Xmas is therefore Christ Mass.
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