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For those who don't read "The Church Times", me included...

 

http://www.cartoonchurch.com/content/cc/the-christian-conference/

 

Follow the links on the right for more.

 

Happy Christmas and a festival without stuck trackers. The last bit has already happened and will again, I know. Again and again an...... <_<

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Something that makes me so much less than merry is the seeming inability of (even) BBC Radio 3 announcers, let alone the BBC Singers, correctly to pronounce 'Christmas'.

 

Usually, it emerges as 'kriss-muss'.

 

Oh, for a return to 'Crystémasse' ! (Alternative spellings are available.)

 

A Happy and Blessèd time to you all.

 

 

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Something that makes me so much less than merry is the seeming inability of (even) BBC Radio 3 announcers, let alone the BBC Singers, correctly to pronounce 'Christmas'.

 

Usually, it emerges as 'kriss-muss'.

 

I recently came across a new kid on the block: Wyatt Chrismuss - presumably a close relative of Mary Chrismuss.

 

Hope you've all had a good one.

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OED has 'krismus

 

Celebrating the birth of 'Chris', no doubt ! Sic transit gloria.

 

At a certain cathedral, 'Amen' used to be sung as 'A-men-er' . . . to take into account the glorious acoustical properties of that building and to assist intelligibility.

 

Another of my bugbears is 'Anne', the grapheme-deficient sister of 'And'.

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