There's Something About Merry
By Jeff Westover
It falls from our lips without much thought: “Merry Christmas!”. But what is it we are really saying?
In an informal survey conducted recently more than 84 percent of Americans asked thought that the word “merry” meant “jolly”.
Taken in context, many around the world do indeed celebrate a “jolly” Christmas these days. But that contemporary interpretation is not exactly the traditional definition of the word “merry”.
In old England, where the phrase “Mer... [Read More]