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Boxing Day

Postby Grogie » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:02 pm

With the Christmas holidays at hand, I was in the mood to offer a Christmas-related word. This refers to a holiday that is celebrated on December 26th in Great Britain. Members of the public give a Christmas ''box''(gift) as a sign of appreciation to a person(such as a postman) who has served them all year. In addition to Great Britain, I know the holiday is celebrated in Canada. I,m guessing it,s celebrated in the other Commonwealth countries as well.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:46 pm

I'm baffled. Grogie actually speaks! I thought he was a computer-generated poster.

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Re: Boxing Day

Postby Stargzer » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:06 pm

Grogie wrote: . . . Members of the public give a Christmas ''box''(gift) as a sign of appreciation to a person(such as a postman) who has served them all year. . . . .


And here all along I though it was because they packed up their unwanted gifts in boxes and took them back to the store to exchange them! :wink:

Oh. Right. That's here! :lol:
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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:18 pm

And I who thought they boxed because because they didn't like the presents they got.

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Postby gailr » Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:15 am

Ignore him, grogie. He doesn't [know] squat about Boxing Day.

Sounds like you guys are discussing candidates for regifting...
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Postby Stargzer » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:17 am

gailr wrote:Ignore him, grogie. He doesn't squat about Boxing Day.

Sounds like you guys are discussing candidates for regifting...
-gailr


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Postby Grogie » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:35 am

Gail, thanks for the word ''regifting''. I wasn,t familiar with it.

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Postby gailr » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:59 pm

You're welcome, grogie.
Be sure to pass it on...

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Postby M. Henri Day » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:17 pm

gailr wrote:...

Sounds like you guys are discussing candidates for regifting...
-gailr


Wasn't regifting (even if the late Professor Tolkien, for obvious reasons, never used the word) one of the most important themes in the social life of the hobbits ?...

Henri

PS : Gailr, has the phrase «not to know squat» now been supplanted by «not to squat» ? Brevity may very well be the soul of wit, but still...
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Postby KatyBr » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:28 pm

gailr wrote:Ignore him, grogie. He doesn't(know) squat about Boxing Day.

Sounds like you guys are discussing candidates for regifting...
-gailr

I thought it was giving away your old stuff to your servants when you... say, get a new pair of gloves...

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Postby gailr » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:33 pm

Ha ha ha, Henri! And thanks Katy, for adding the omitted word. I am quite amused when others post a faux pas; thus generating the karma of being hoist by my own petard...so to speak... Perhaps I had best leave americanisms to those who use them correctly, B_Dude. :D
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Postby KatyBr » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:58 pm

gailr wrote: Perhaps I had best leave americanisms to those who use them correctly, B_Dude. :D
-gailr

right!

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Boxing Day

Postby Dr. Goodword » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:29 am

"Boxing Day" will be the Good Word December 26.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:06 pm

A present for all - and on the «box» on one's own desk (or lap, as the case may be) !...

Henri
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