Friday, 23 December 2011

Advent Fact

Over the years the use of the word 'Xmas' has often caused anger and annoyance amongst people, many considering it a lazy or disrespectful term, a secular attempt to remove the religious element from the Christmas tradition. But the word is, in fact, hundreds of years old, with the 'X' deriving from Χριστος, the Greek word for Christ, often abbreviated as XP or Xt.

Variations on the name 'Christ' have been noted as far back as 1021AD, while derivations of the word 'Xmas', can be traced back to at least 1485.

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