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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Corruption of Language (3)

One of the more offensive terms that I have heard recently is 'Turkey Day' when referring to Thanksgiving.

Surely there is much more to this holiday than than merely stuffing ourselves with even greater than usual quantities of food. If, on this quintessentially American holiday, we do not take a moment to reflect on our blessings - and regardless of our situation, there are always some - then we are missing the point.

Let's just call the holiday by its proper name and give thanks - even when tiresome Uncle Jim has had too much to drink and, as usual, mortally insults Great Aunt Ethel.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

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