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Is it true that Xmas is named after Malcom X?

And that the King of Kings was Martin Luther King?

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Not true. The X in Xmas is to use the X as a representation of something else, like it does in mathematics. The purpose it serves is to shorten the number of letters used to spell out Christmas in full.

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X is the Greek letter Chi for the first letter in the Greek spelling of Christ.
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That's additionally true. The goal either way, though, is to shorten the spelling.
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I hope not.

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are you high?

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I am not. Some of the people who responded seriously may be, though.
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no.

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Uhhh no. Who told you that?

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lol WUT!?

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I think it replaces Christ because some people aren't Christian.

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It was first used BY Christians in the earliest days of the church as a shorthand for "Christ"- the X is the Greek letter "chi".
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Oh. Thanks. Now I know.
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X-mas or Xmas is abbreviation for Christmas.
It has been used for informal writing only such as texting and short hand to save time. Please do not use it in other writing to show respect for readers.

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It was originally used by Christians in the earliest days of the church when they were persecuted by the Romans. The X stood for the Greek letter "chi", a shorthand for "Christ". Using it isn't disrespectful, nor is it "taking the Christ out of Christmas".

Shouldn't you guys know your own religion?
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No , Malcolm in the Middle

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Congrats on being the only 1 who answered an obvious joke question with a joke response. Kudos.
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You are welcome
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No ... Sorry .. Wrong on both accounts
King of Kings is God & the others explained the xmas

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X is a symbol for the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter in the Greek form of the word Christ. Abbreviations, dating back many hundreds of years, may have written Christmas as Xtemas or Xmas. They specifically reference Christ, and are by no means a way of commercializing Christmas or minimizing Christ's importance. As an abbreviation, when people wrote the term, they usually still pronounced the word as Christmas if they read it aloud. It was simply a convention that could speed up writing that was used as far back as the 11th century. Xmas isn't the only abbreviated use of the word Christ. There are other derivatives like Xtianity and Xtian (Christianity and Christian) that have been used by various writers for centuries.http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-xmas.htm

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