Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Let's poll together on this

From Sunday's Quick Takes column in the Chicago Sun-Times:
A Zogby Interactive poll, www.zogby.com, has found that only 5 percent of Americans are offended by the phrase "Merry Christmas," while 46 percent are offended by the phrase "Happy Holidays" when spoken by someone who is afraid someone else will be offended by the phrase "Merry Christmas."
That's already 51%. We only have a couple of days, but if we work on this hard enough, we can offend everybody by Winter Solstice!

4 comments:

Chris said...

A council in the UK once discarded the term Christmas for 'Winterval' (Winter-Festival. I kid not) for fear of offending anyone.

They succeeded in uniting all parts of the community though: Everyone thought they were a bunch of pri...

East of Oregon said...

I laughed out loud. Yep, I'm one of the ones that frowns on Happy Holidays. I say Merry Christmas!:)

Skittles said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! :)

Mother Jones RN said...

What don't we say Merry Holidays and offend everyone! What do you think?

MJ