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Old 12-21-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default A History and Linguistics Lesson...Just in time for Xmas!

For all the idiots like this guy:

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I'm sorry, forget X-M-A-S. Malcolm X? Yes. X replacing Christ? No.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/12/20/rol...l?iref=24hours

Hey dumbasses. "X" has been used as an abbreviation for Christ for, oh, about as long as there have been Christians.

The Greek letter Chi, written "X" (also with "P", or Rho) represent the Ch and r sounds from the name.

Get educated. Just where in the holy **** did you think the X came from?

http://www.cresourcei.org/symbols/xmasorigin.html
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:24 AM   #2
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Wow, another informative thread.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #3
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Wow, another informative thread.
I'm sure the OP is pleased to know the thread was received by the audience for whom it was intended.
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