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05 January 2007 @ 01:45 am
merry or happy?  
I always thought the British said "Happy Christmas" rather than "Merry Christmas." But in the new Doctor Who, they say "Merry Christmas" on all the occasions I can remember. Is this some kind of "ease of export" decision, like Philosopher's versus Sorceror's Stone? Or are both acceptable?
Emily-- Toppington von Monocle: doctor disbelief [doctor who]sadcypress on January 5th, 2007 12:51 pm (UTC)
Good Lord, I never noticed! Hope someone can answer this ASAP...
macmauvemacmauve on January 5th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
We tend to say it all in the same breath, "MerryChristmasandaHappyNewYear!" :-)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on January 5th, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) If you had to choose, though, would you pick one as being more "British" (whatever that means)? I can't imagine an American saying anything other than "Merry Christmas," for example.