Happy Christmas vs. Merry Christmas

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 24 20:49:47 UTC 2010

At 12/24/2010 02:24 PM, David A. Daniel wrote:
>My direct contact with Brits and Britspeak goes back to 1967. I have, from
>that time till now, observed that Brits say Happy while Americans say Merry.

The British song does not go "God rest ye *happy* Gentlemen".  (I
omit the moveable comma.)


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