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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Favorite Christmas music

Post by Marshabar on Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:09 am

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I think this is a very beautiful version of Carol of the Bells . . .

Such a beautiful season, I just wish we had snow, the old fashioned fluffy stuff that stays around for a while making the world quiet and bright.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:08 am

A few years ago, a lady who worked for a London council was sacked after starting a meeting by saying “let’s get down to the nitty-gritty”. When John Denham, as a government minister, used that expression while addressing police officers at a conference, he was told that it was banned but he wasn’t sacked. Neither of them realised that the phrase referred to what the slave traders called the debris left at the bottom of a ship after one of those eighteenth century voyages across the Atlantic (during which, on average, one-sixth of the slaves would die).

These days the PC brigade will also pounce if you use the expression “you’re a good egg”, because it’s linked with the slang “egg and spoon” which rhymes with a derogatory name for black people. And so it goes on…..

I suspect that if a British official asked anyone for their 'Christian name' that would also be a sackable offence. When did you last fill in a form that asked for such a thing, don’t they all request your 'first name' nowadays? In reality, Britain isn’t a Christian country, since fewer than 5% of people attend church regularly (and more people go to mosques than to the Church of England). It’s bad enough having royalty rammed down our throats continuously (“old man sits in front of car after coming out of hospital”, “old man is applauded for walking 400 metres to church”), we don’t need to be force-fed religion as well.



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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:46 pm

I fear I may well transgress on the PC front several times a day, although this will not be deliberate , in the main.

To anyone whom I may inadvertently offend in any way on these boards I can only say : I don't really care one bit... Smile


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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by ROB on Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:34 pm


PC is akin to 21st Century slavery. As for nitty gritty...



.. somehow, it sems to me that Shirley Ellis is Black. Could be wrong, now...
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:04 pm

In the context, are we allowed to use the word B***k?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by ROB on Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:43 pm

oftenwrong wrote:
In the context, are we allowed to use the word B***k?

Black.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Charlatan on Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:15 pm

Happy new year! Year of the dragon - 2012.


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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:51 pm

Which may be the appropriate moment to observe that Chinese people are adept at living in alien environments without upsetting the natives.

What do you think about that, Osama?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Marshabar on Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:55 pm

Happy New Year everybody!   All joy, all health, all success, all right!   Very Happy
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Jsmythe on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:46 pm

Happy holidays happy Christmas !

santa
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:04 pm

And to you too!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:53 pm

'Tis the Season to be Doolally
(Reuters)

"Happy Christmas, Margaret" " Have a lovely Easter, Winston.."
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:58 pm

It's that time again.
Just like to take the opportunity of wishing you all a peaceful and happy Christmas, followed by a prosperous and successful New Year.
All I want for Christmas (I got my two front teeth a few years back) is a safe place to call my own, where I can be safe and warm, enough to eat and a chance to be with loved ones - oh, yes, Father Christmas, I want the same for everyone else too.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:32 pm

boatlady wrote:....Just like to take the opportunity of wishing you all a peaceful and happy Christmas, followed by a prosperous and successful New Year...
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Thank you for your kind thoughts, and my sincere hope is that your ambitions be realised.

Congratulations too upon your elevation to the Cutting Edge priesthood. You are in good company, but if you were planning a quiet life ...... Oh, Dear!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:12 pm

Don't worry - us old social workers are tougher than we look
Hope Father Christmas brings you all your heart desires
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:18 pm


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Cameron's Christmas message: “For the person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing will have taken away from him even the little he has.” (Matthew 13:12)

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Adele Carlyon on Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:54 pm

Merry Christmas one and all! I hope you all have a lovely festive season. xxx
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by skwalker1964 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:53 am

Wishing everyone on CE2 a fantastic Christmas and a health, happy and successful (however you define success!) 2013!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Beth fph on Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:28 am

2012
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

best times
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Happy Christmas

Post by Jsmythe on Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:46 pm

And may it be a kind Christmas to those who are without.


Happy Christmas /Holidays

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Adele Carlyon on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:40 pm

Merry christmas to all you socialists! That was nice of you to realise that not everyone has a christmas pud!
Merry christmas to all you tories! That was nice of you to take your pud, hide it up your jumper, uttering "it's mine!"
Merry christmas to all you LibDems! That was nice of you to lie and tell everyone that it's easter!
Merry christmas to all you UKippers! That was nice of you, building that big wall and then realising you've no ingredients to make your pud with!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by starlight07 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone.
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NO Europe NO

Post by whitbyforklift on Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:57 am

It is new year morning 2013.I have been given the job of mixing the sage&onion stuffing.
I read the instructions on the box.250ml of boiling water.
What in the name of sanity is 250ml.
Line up three jugs with measure markings.
Loads of gobble de gook.Fluid ounces.Litres.Mile Litres.
Ah I think I have found it.
What in the name of sanity is wrong with pints and half pints.
Time we were telling Europe to get stuffed(sage&onion)of course and get back
to doing things the British way.
HAPPY NEW YEAR cutting edgers.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:49 pm

2013. A year closer to the General Election and hopefully the clearout of contender for the Title of Worst UK Government Ever.

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to those of us who still haven't given up the struggle.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by starlight07 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:47 pm

Yeah, good luck ...this government needs to go after all the cuts.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by trevorw2539 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:14 pm

starlight07 wrote:Yeah, good luck ...this government needs to go after all the cuts.

Yawn. Sleep Excuse me but I've just woken. What cuts?
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:31 pm

Oh do keep up, that boy!
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Cameron's festive gifts

Post by Redflag on Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:51 am

Below is a few ideas for Christmas presents that I think would be ideal for the PM to help to take his mind off his failed policies and tanking political career.
 
1) Fisher Price train set to help him over the disappointment of not getting his HS2 train line on track, with Tory MPs against it along with the big businesses, the ones that pour thousands into Tory party funds.
 
2) The game of Operation. Not content in ripping the guts from one of the UK most prestigious instutions, the NHS, this would allow Cameron and Hunt to play till their little black hearts are content with no impact on the rest of us!
 
3) The game of Monopoly, allowing him and Osborne to have their own housing BOOM & BUST.  All buy to let pilot schemes welcome, at least here the predicted implosion will have no effect on the sick, disabled, vulnerable people of the UK. Unregulated utilities companies can charge the ARM AND LEG they wish, were anyone actually needing to having amputation surgery to afford the prices.
 
Modern age has eliminated the use of gender stereotyping toys for both sexes (girls get dolls, boys get guns). Here with the use of games that the majority of us grew up with will allow Cameron and Co to play politics and practise till they get it right instead of using the majority of the UK as guinea pigs.
 
 


I would like to invite you all for your ideas on what you would give Cameron as a christmas gift, and not his P45 there will be millions in that queqe ahead of you.lol! 
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by blueturando on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:36 pm

A free flight to damascas to join up and fight with the rebels....He wants a war, so let him get his hands dirty

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Redflag on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:03 am

blueturando wrote:A free flight to damascas to join up and fight with the rebels....He wants a war, so let him get his hands dirty

Blueturando that would be a great festive gift for Cameron and those that voted for War with Syria, how about for the TWELVE DAYS of christmas in duration.pokenest 
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:54 pm

Wish I'd thought of that
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Redflag on Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:59 pm

The original thought came from blue boatlady I just put my take on it.cheers
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:32 pm

I know - has his moments that blue
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by blueturando on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:38 pm

Thanks Red and Boatlady...I am saving my pennies to pay for his flight as we speak. Unfortunately for Dave I will only have enough cash for a one way ticket Laughing 

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Redflag on Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:30 am

Blueturando I think quite a lot of people would help you to pay for that one-way ticket so that most of that burden does not fall on your shoulders.
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Ivan on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:59 am

Iain Duncan Smith and the rest of the UK's Tory-dominated government would like to wish you all a lousy Christmas:-


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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:12 pm



" Are you the ghost of Christmas past, Margaret...?"

"  No, David - I earned early release from Hell for bad behaviour..."
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by oftenwrong on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:46 pm

Apparently, Jesus has been declared the best-known personality in History, according to a computer program based upon the Google search algorithm.

Maggie will be FURIOUS!
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:08 pm

" Maggie will be FURIOUS!"



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Merry Giftmas

Post by Heretic on Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:34 pm

I would like to invite everybody to celebrate the merry season of giftmas.

It's just a way for an atheist to celebrate this time of year in a way similar to the feast days of the major religions. We can celebrate by having lots of presents for our families and friends and we might even cut down a tree so that we can bring it indoors and decorate.

However you celebrate giftmas I wish you indeed a merry merry giftmas.

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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by boatlady on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:16 am

lol! lol! lol!

And to you and yours a Merry whatever you should wish - a cool yule, a satisfactory solstice, a scintillating saturnalia and all the rest..

Whatever you're having, have a good one
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Re: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Post by Phil Hornby on Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:06 pm

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Is it just me, or would any others like to find Alex Jones wrapped up as a gift under the tree on Christmas Day...?         cheers  santa  rendeer
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