Season’s Greetings to One and All!
You may have noticed recently that like many other bloggers I’ve been on a holiday break the last few days, and I wanted to let you know that this will continue over the coming week as well. She Who Must Be Obeyed has informed me that we will be on the road over the next week visiting locations in multiple states for the holidays…
That takes care of the general ‘housekeeping’; there is a matter of urgency I wanted to mention:
You’re not going to believe this, but yesterday morning I was listening to the news on the radio and I heard that there is going to be a local event today (December 23) in a certain town. I don’t recall what the event was, sadly, because my mind was blown at the way they gave the date. Did they say “Saturday” or the 23rd?
They called it “Christmas Eve-Eve-Day”. “… (the event) will begin at 10 am Christmas Eve-Eve-Day”.
Dear Friends, I’ve had it− this simply must stop!
There is no such thing as Eve-Day − it is a contradiction of terms; a complete non-starter. The term “eve” is a contraction of the word “evening”; it used to be spelled “eve’” but we’ve dropped the apostrophe in recent decades. Here, let’s put it slightly differently: When you say “Christmas-Eve-Day” what you are really telling someone is “Christmas Evening-Day” which makes no sense whatsoever and thus you sound ridiculous. Yes friends, that means that there is no such thing as “Christmas Eve-Day” or “New Years Eve-Day”. Honestly, I’m not sure I can be held responsible for what I might do the next time I hear someone say that…
Whew! Well I’m glad we’ve got that all cleared up; henceforth we can all communicate more betterly and clearly.
And now I’ll wish you all a great Saturday evening-afternoon!