The War on Christmas folks object to the removal of Christ from Christmas. (If you’re going to be an etymological Feinschmecker, please note that Jesus is a name -- cf. Jehoshua, Joshua -- while Christ is a title or epithet. Which is to say that if you’re seriously into the Etymological Fallacy, then insisting on the title Christ, and words related to it, is insisting that other people recognize Jesus as “the anointed one”, the Son of God and Our Lord.)

Yay Language Log! Etymology is not destiny.

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