sagehen sagehen at SLIC.COM
Wed Oct 18 15:59:35 UTC 2000

Doug Wilson writes:
>Rudy's 'light'/'lite' example is better. One might add 'Christmas'/'Xmas',
etc. These are still marginal, though, IMHO.<
"Xmas" doesn't exactly fall into the category of simplified, reformed or
"lite" spelling, being a reference to the early use of X (Greek chi) as
both an abbreviation for the word /christ/ and symbol for the idea (&/or
entity) of Jesus. With time & use I suppose it accrues a  connotation of
"lite"ness, perhaps even rudeness or profanity, to the faithful...?
A. Murie

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