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Old 12-01-2016, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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I'd like to say Bless You All to everyone in this thread. Have a Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:46 PM
 
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With a bit of an insult, no?
I think it is just a straight up insult in a passive aggressive manner. But if you think that is meant to be about god's blessing then sure.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:52 PM
 
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I toe the line between atheist and agnostic... I'm certaiblnly not going around blessing people or anything. /quote]

southerner have a well of telling people off without being mean

Look at johnny poke that pit bull with a stick, bless his heart

johnny broke his arm, jump from a tree, bless his heart

johnny got beating up for owing money, bless his heart


so if a southern tells you, bless his heart, that the polite way of saying, you stupid dumbass
So true!

I have always said that Southerners have a way of being rude and polite at the same time.

They also say "You need to" a lot. Instead of "You should..." Again, its that telling someone off without telling someone off.
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Old 12-01-2016, 05:54 PM
 
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Where is the proof for that?
Seriously?

Settlers came here for religious freedom.

You need to...
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I just say Gesundheit.
In Spanish you would say "Salude" which means health and makes more sense because sneezing could be a sign of being sick and you're wishing the person good health.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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I just say Gesundheit.
Excellent
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:11 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I'd rather hear Merry Christmas because no one says have a blessed day around here. It sounds weird. Merry Christmas �� is also a way of saying Have a nice day.
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Old 12-02-2016, 01:07 PM
 
Location: "Arlen" Texas
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FWIW I've seen that expression used as a weapon.
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Old 12-02-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I always thought it odd people would wish me a "Merry Christmas" without knowing whether or not I observed it.

Like, I don't wish my Christian, Muslim or Wiccan friends a "Happy Hanukkah," a Prosperous Purim or a "L'Shana Tova."

But I do wish them respective holiday greetings of, "Merry Christmas, Good Ramadan and Merry Solstice. Whichever pertains to them. That's why I like the "Happy Holidays" greeting because it's all inclusive. Except, of course, if someone is Atheist.

It doesn't offend me or make me upset when someone wishes me well in the name of their holiday, it's just that I find it odd. So what would others think of someone wishing them a Happy holiday for a holiday they didn't observe?
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Old 12-02-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Ya like me.......I feel funny just saying MERRY CHRISTMAS because what if they dont celebrate it,why wish them a merry christmas??

I dunno........Its hard..........
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