Thursday, 24 November 2016

Thought for the Day



Apparently our American chums are giving thanks today for something-or-other...

6 comments:

  1. I'm surprised the Brits haven't hopped on the Thanksgiving bandwagon as you seem to have taken to Hallowe'en, Black Friday, and proms.

    I just wish they'd stop calling it "Turkey Day."

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    1. p.s. By "proms" I mean high school proms, not your wonderful BBC Proms

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    2. Well, Samhain pre-dates the "discovery" of the Americas by at least 1000 years, so (despite such godawful things as "Trick or Treat" and that watery monstrosity, the pumpkin) is not exactly an American invention, and the first turkeys were brought back from the colonies in 1526, and it was British breeds that went back there with the Pilgrim Fathers, so it wasn't an American bird that was eaten at the first Thanksgiving either. However, this "Black Friday" con is just an excuse to try and get some sales on the High Street (which is really nothing new, this one is just more "media-friendly"). I'll wait till after the Xmas crap is over to do my shopping, thanks. Jx

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  2. Given tha major disaster that took place here on November the 8th, many of us were unable to give thanks or to celebrate much of anything -- but we appreciate the shoutout!

    xoN

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    1. You have our deepest sympathies - we sent you Farage by way of a present... Jx

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