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Posted By: Doug Chadwick
25-Dec-20 - 06:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Merry or happy?

Christmas and New Year are often linked in a common greeting, in which case, it is'merry' for Christmas and 'happy' for New Year. Taking this as the precedent, I would stick with 'merry' for Christmas even when it is used on its own.

Personally, I prefer 'bah' to go with humbug.