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SEASON'S GREETINGS
« on: December 24, 2013, 03:29:34 am »
SEASON'S GREETINGS  --- tk

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 04:44:57 am »
And to you too, tk!

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 10:33:43 am »
Such are the differences in customs and being 'politically correct'. In the USA, you would never dare issue a blanket "Merry Christmas" but here in England, our office had a "Christmas lunch" and everyone says "Merry Christmas". A friend received a card with "Season's Greetings" on it and was puzzled: "greetings for winter?" he asked. As I see it, the 25th of December is Christmas Day. Whether you choose to celebrate it or not is up to you. If I wish you a "Merry Christmas" I am saying that I hope that on the 25th, you have a great day! I am happy when Jewish people wish me "Happy Channukah" or Muslims say "Happy Eid". And so on and so on.
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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 12:33:41 pm »
David,

I found a good response when someone says "happy holidays" or some other generic sort of wish and I don't know what holiday they celebrate: "Same to you!  Have a great time!" 
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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2013, 02:38:05 am »
Here we all celebrate wrapping up a year and starting another, though twice, solar and lunar.  --- tk

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2013, 08:02:34 pm »
If it's not used by a native speaker it's not idiomatic. And idiom trumps grammar every time. Jack Wilkerson†

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 02:36:57 pm »
Such are the differences in customs and being 'politically correct'. In the USA, you would never dare issue a blanket "Merry Christmas"....

I bet you don't know that the Christmas tree is now called "holiday tree" by some.  LMAO!

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 03:20:59 pm »
All this is great....................but I like the food!!!!!................................GG

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 01:39:50 am »
All this is great....................but I like the food!!!!!................................GG

What food?  On the first day of 2014, I ate cold potato fries from McDonald.  I always eat bad on festivals because the regular restaurants won't open then, and the few that do open, are full of people.  McDonald and KFC are the two to rely on on such days.  They open every day. 

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2014, 01:51:44 am »
It is third day of new year and I get to eat something nice now:  Glutinous rice cooked with chicken, sausage and mushroom.  It is called Lo Mai Gai in Cantoneses, and is a regular dish in restaurants that serve dim sum:



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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 09:18:07 am »
Reply to several posts:

Bertha, I like your response about "the same to you" re: "Happy Holidays".
JTL - "Holiday tree" - terrible!
All - I love the food at this time of year, but have eaten too much. I don't have a sweet tooth, so haven't over-indulged on cakes and such things, but I love cheese and savoury nibbles, so have had too many of those.
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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 04:10:39 am »
It is third day of new year and I get to eat something nice now:  Glutinous rice cooked with chicken, sausage and mushroom.  It is called Lo Mai Gai in Cantoneses, and is a regular dish in restaurants that serve dim sum.

JTL ---  Have you cooked or bought it?  It looks delicious.  I am going to cook it, or something like it, tomorrow.  --- tk

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014, 04:49:20 am »
TK, I found that pic from the internet.  The actual one I ate looked much the same.  I have never cooked glutinous rice before. 

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2014, 09:56:22 am »
TK, I found that pic from the internet.  The actual one I ate looked much the same.  I have never cooked glutinous rice before.

Glutinous rice?? I thought rice was gluten free. Or am I confusing words here?

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Re: SEASON'S GREETINGS
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2014, 10:39:59 am »
Glutinous as in sticking together methinks.
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