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GrandmaALiCE December 13th, 2015 8:12pm

Inspired by the many polls on "Merry Christmas," "Happy Holidays," and so on: Assume somebody addresses you with a greeting that is not YOUR preferred greeting. Are you offended?

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Squidboy Snarkapottamus
12/13/15 5:21 pm

DO NOT CARE. But I do find it amusing that the same people who whine and moan about PC behavior get all butthurt when someone doesn't use their greeting of choice.

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rons WOKE is sick
12/13/15 1:45 pm

The simple word Happy should do it! No matter the ending word. It makes me happy.

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rons WOKE is sick
12/13/15 1:45 pm

Merry Christmas

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MrsCrayonWax
12/13/15 1:16 pm

Not at all. It's overall the season of giving so I'll take whatever is given and be thankful anyone cared enough to think of me!

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Sk8BoredR Asian American warrior
12/13/15 4:21 pm

It's not the words... It's the sentiment behind the words so there's no need to feel offended. Getting upset at such a trivial thing just makes people seem petty.

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asia
12/13/15 2:53 pm

Someone told me Happy Hanukkah yesterday. I took no offense...and learned that there were 2 more days of Hanukkah remaining.

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rickvee Living the dream
12/13/15 1:23 pm

I'm not offended, but I say Merry Christmas to them.

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anniepoops fear the deer
12/13/15 2:33 pm

No, it's not a big deal to me. They're usually being sincere, so I'm not offended.

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susanr Colorado
12/13/15 7:47 pm

Heck no. I assume it's said with a good heart, whatever the greeting is.

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Maj Worth Economist
12/13/15 1:55 pm

No. In fact, I think it would be cool to have someone wish me a happy whatever-they-celebrate. I've had someone wish me a Happy Diwali before, and that just made my day.

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ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
12/13/15 9:29 pm

Only the media gets offended at something like that, not real people.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/13/15 1:20 pm

There's a lot of discussion on SOH, but I'm curious about who actually is offended.

I, for one, am not.

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
12/13/15 2:02 pm

I couldnt care less whether someone greets me with happy holidays or merry xmas, to me they are both the same thing

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tech24073
12/13/15 10:11 pm

I actually had a gentleman "correct" me today when I wished him happy holidays. I got quite the lecture, at the end he told me to repeat my greeting, correctly. Needles to say "Merry Christmas" is not what came out of my mouth. It was two words, but not those two.

The person I was with and I were both surprised that this is a real thing for anyone but social websites.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/17/15 9:05 am

No. I'm not a Liberal.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/20/15 5:48 am

Jesus is the reason for the season. "Happy Holidays" suggest that I turn away from the King. I won't deny Jesus.

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MrsCrayonWax
12/13/15 2:30 pm

We sometimes will do separate holiday cards for Christmas and Hanukkah because we know exactly who gets what but when it comes to greetings, I'll greet if I know what one celebrates or return a greeting if I get a happy holidays. Why people get so bent out of shape is beyond me.

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hb5493 Atlanta Georgia
12/13/15 8:43 pm

Why should I be offended. The person don't know what I might believe in.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/20/15 6:39 am

I'm not offended. I just don't care and then correctly respond with Merry Christmas.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/13/15 7:12 pm

I just realized my comment might be confusing. I meant, "yes" to what you said.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
12/13/15 1:27 pm

No, unless this person is being obvious jerk about it!

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musiman28 Cotton country
12/13/15 3:01 pm

Doesn't bother me. I don't see the big deal myself.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:20 pm

I don't anyone to conform to my preferences... about anything. Did you greet me cordially? We're good.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:24 pm

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/15/15 2:04 pm

Fortunately, only 2% of people take offense. The problem is that 2% are very vocal. This gives the erroneous impression that there's a serious controversy.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
12/14/15 12:29 pm

I want to tell them off. I'm being nice and wishing you Happy Holidays /Merry Christmas, whatever. Don't be an asshole. Man, people make me grumpy

dlaw4570
12/13/15 4:55 pm

Simply respond the way you choose...let them be offended!

WorstGooEver Nuke the Hurricanes
12/14/15 9:34 am

This is why I was surprised by the poll results. A few weeks ago a poll with different wording had the anti "happy holidays" people in an uproar.

BigPhatPastor Jefferson Hills, PA
12/14/15 12:47 pm

Why would someone greeting another person cause any kind of offense? Did we all of a sudden forget what the word greeting means?

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/20/15 6:34 am

Then, you should have answered the poll with a yes. You are offended, if somebody greets you with Happy Holidays.

thebarr
12/14/15 4:39 am

I'd love to be wished a Happy Hanukkah!

IamPriscilla Idaho, USA
12/13/15 1:22 pm

I don't have a preferred greeting. So it wouldn't matter to me.

teachinla California
12/14/15 11:05 am

Wish me a Merry Christmas. Wish me a Happy Hanukkah. Wish me a Happy Kwanzaa. Just don't wish me Seasons Greetings. I put down "offended," because when they don't say Merry Christmas, they usually say Seasons Greetings or Happy Holidays.

teachinla California
12/14/15 11:07 am

I wish it was said with a good heart, but the seasons greetings usually comes in the store, where management has told them what to say.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
12/18/15 5:02 am

I was asking about all variations. Some conservative Christians are offended by "Happy Holidays." So, that would be a yes, for them.

How do you feel about "Happy Holidays"?