Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy whatever

I'd like to thank my reader Kelly for sending this in. She writes:

"Petersen therapy is across the street from our office. They send us faxes with seasonal trivia and asking us to refer patients. This one came on Thursday. The fax date stamp (March 24, 2011) is at the top."

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Thank you, Kelly!

Note- for my non-North American readers, Thanksgiving is celebrated in the Fall.

11 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

It gets to be quite difficult to keep those religious holidays straight: Easter. Purim. Ramadan. Kwanzaa. Fireworks....??

The Mother said...

Someone didn't check their merge file format.

Snicker. I remember the brouhaha when I pointed out to my MIL that the passover feast comes hook, line and maror from the Zoroastrian spring celebration.

lbparker said...

Proofreading: Its not just for school kids anymore.

I see more and more mispellings and grammatical errors in ads, on signage, in newspaper articles, everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, yeah. I am sure the ancient Egyptians celebrated the crucifiction of Christ?

Of course, rituals and traditions muddle nicely. I grew up burning an effigy of a witch on a giant bonfire every year. On St. John's day. And we were not Catholic either.

Anonymous said...

Dr Grumpy, non-North Americans don't have a time of year called Fall! :P

Anonymous said...

I always wondered about the timing of Easter (Christian death and resurrection)with other springtime fertility celebrations. I mean, really -- rabbits and eggs? Could it be more obvious? I could never get our Rector (I was raised Episcopalian) to bite on that one. He knew I was a smart-assed snot-nosed kid.

Anonymous said...

Maybe someone should be thankful for chicken eggs? Or, should be happy to celebrate the holiday of giving eggs like pagans? Personally, I like my eggs over easy, on an English muffin. And, I am Catholic. (I always laugh about a democratic Catholic calling someone else from my perspective a 'pagan' when from their perspective I am probably thought of as a ritualistic zealot!)

Mockingbird said...

Here in Florida, we celebrate both Easter and Thanksgiving with the giving of seafood. The rich give lobsters; and we poor give shrimp.

scottybecca said...

Not to mention that the ancient Egyptians, Persians, Gauls and Greek all pre-dated Christ...

Happy Vegemite said...

Living here in Australia, it makes perfect sense that Easter is indeed in Autumn. Unfortunately we don't celebrate thanksgiving, so I guess the person can't use an antipodean excuse.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

You're right, my error.

I should have said "Thanksgiving is celebrated in October in Canada, November in the U.S.".

 
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