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AIBU to hate this awful word 'Crimbo?'

(25 Posts)
Antonia Sat 24-Dec-16 14:37:50

I see this word a lot on FB especially at this time and it irritates me. Christmas should be called Christmas, whatever your beliefs. Can you imagine - 'The Queen's Crimbo Message.' I also dislike 'happy holidays,' but that's probably just me being grumpy.

Ana Sat 24-Dec-16 14:40:49

Didn't the Beatles invent the word 'Crimbo'? I know they used to say it anyway, so it's been around for 50 odd years! tchgrin

Antonia Sat 24-Dec-16 14:49:53

Really? I had no idea, I thought it was a recent adolescent trend, but I wasn't really a Beatles fan. I still don't like the word though.tchsmile

Alima Sat 24-Dec-16 15:00:51

Don't have a problem with it, like the word in conversation but maybe not on the news. A place for everything and all that. The word I'm not keen on is xmas, never liked that one.

ninathenana Sat 24-Dec-16 17:24:13

Rather that than Xmas tchangry

kittylester Sat 24-Dec-16 17:38:00

The first time I heard it was on a single sent out by the Beatles to members of their fan club so you are probably right Ana! Don't like it though!

Ana Sat 24-Dec-16 17:40:54

Yes, I used to get those floppy discs too kitty! Wish I'd kept them...

There was 'Crimble' as well, I think.

Cressida Sat 24-Dec-16 21:22:17

Crimbo can also be used to refer to a Criminal Behaviour Order which has replaced the Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO).

Gives a whole new slant on the Queens Crimbo Message smile

M0nica Sat 24-Dec-16 23:24:51

No, I hate it as well.

kittylester Sun 25-Dec-16 09:10:52

Wasn't there 'Garry Crimble', Ana?

goldengirl Sun 25-Dec-16 09:51:24

Used it in my 'yoof' but wouldn't now I've 'matured'

Kim19 Sun 25-Dec-16 10:05:23

It's just a word. Cary on using the ones you enjoy and ignore the rest.

Nannanoo Sun 25-Dec-16 15:06:03

I prefer Yule - it's cool! grin

wot Sun 25-Dec-16 16:31:29

we were told at school not to call Christmas xmas as it was an insult to Christ.suppose i can see the reasoning in that.

Ana Sun 25-Dec-16 17:02:10

The X represents the initial chi of Greek Khristos ‘Christ’.

Someone on GN (I think it was Elegran) told me that, because I'd said I thought it was just a lazy abbreviation.

granjura Sun 25-Dec-16 17:33:11

Kim19, with you there- life's just too short.

I suppose it depends if Christmas has a tradtional Christian meaning for you or not.

Marmark1 Sun 25-Dec-16 20:57:38

Well how come I've never heard of it.

JackyB Mon 26-Dec-16 08:46:34

I think it's useful to have 2 words - Chrimbo is the commercial razzmatazz, party kind and Christmas is the going to church, playing Monopoly, being nice to each other kind.

JackieBee1 Mon 26-Dec-16 17:49:36

With you on "Happy Holidays" yet another Americanism tchangry

Cherrytree59 Mon 26-Dec-16 18:03:47

Agree with Ana re xmas
Earlier this year at a national trust property (king John's Hunting lodge)
The name Christopher was wrote Xofer.
Up until then I had thought 'xmas' was a type of shorthand.

grannypiper Mon 26-Dec-16 21:45:21

I just dont understand anyone celebrating Christmas if they arent religious.

Lona Mon 26-Dec-16 21:58:08

I don't celebrate it, I just tolerate it and enjoy the chocolate.

Nannanoo Tue 27-Dec-16 21:48:31

Me too, Lona - I'm a humanist and celebrate the pagan festival of Yuletide purely because it's fun. It has no religious significance to me whatsoever. I heartily applaud the peace on earth and goodwill to all men bit, tho'.

Penstemmon Tue 27-Dec-16 22:02:22

I cannot get too het up about words! Crimbo is a bit crass and i don't think i have used it seriously as a substitute for Christmas. But is is harmless enough in the grand scheme of things!

Anya Tue 27-Dec-16 22:35:59

Exactly Pen and I'd add if you don't like it then don't use it and if you hear then just cringe and carry on.