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As this forum is all about viruses, I was wondering whether it was more  fitting to either wish every one a merry Christmas and a happy new year, or alternatively a merry syphilis and a happy gonorrhea?


 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #1 on: 16/12/2009 06:22:12 »
I'm afraid that I fail to see how your alternatives are more politically correct.  In any case, I find the traditional "Bah! humbug!" is applicable to all, except the clinically soppy, who deserve to be upset.
 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #2 on: 16/12/2009 07:09:49 »
As this forum is all about viruses, I was wondering whether it was more  fitting to either wish every one a merry Christmas and a happy new year, or alternatively a merry syphilis and a happy gonorrhea?

[Pedantry alert]

Syphilis and gonorrhoea are both caused by bacteria, not viruses.


http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-virus-and-a-bacteria.htm
« Last Edit: 16/12/2009 07:34:04 by RD »
 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #3 on: 16/12/2009 09:54:29 »
Since the term Christmas is christian, and it's only new year according to the christian calendar, maybe a more universal seasons greeting would be "Happy short days" on the northern hemisphere or "Happy long days" on the southern.

In the tropics, there's nothing to be happy about anyways...
 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #4 on: 16/12/2009 14:08:36 »
As this forum is all about viruses, I was wondering whether it was more  fitting to either wish every one a merry Christmas and a happy new year, or alternatively a merry syphilis and a happy gonorrhea?

[Pedantry alert]

Syphilis and gonorrhoea are both caused by bacteria, not viruses.


http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-a-virus-and-a-bacteria.htm


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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #5 on: 16/12/2009 19:45:24 »
Happy Solstice everyone.

BTW, to be seriously pedantic, nobody actually said the diseases were viral.
 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
« Reply #6 on: 17/12/2009 09:05:34 »
Well, I prefer the Dr Spooner version myself:
Crappy Hismas and a merry yew near.
 

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Which is the more politically correct seasonal greeting?
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