12.19.2005

Holiday cheer

I don't know who created it, but there's a funny seasonal greeting floating around out there that should not offend anyone:

From us (the "Wishor") to you (hereinafter called the "Wishee"), please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all and a financially successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year [2005], but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects, and having regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform or dietary preference of the Wishee.

And then there's a list of seven terms that completes the legalese, including:

Any references in this greeting to "the Lord", "Father Christmas", "Our Saviour", or any other festive figures, whether actual or fictitious, dead or alive, shall not imply any endorsement by or from them in respect of this greeting, and all proprietary rights in any referenced third party names and images are hereby acknowledged.

Just trying to contribute to the holiday cheer amidst all the madness.

3 comments:

Hiperpoliglota said...

Hi Im EugĂȘnio From Brazil

http://hiperpoliglota.blogspot.com/

This is my blog.I have created it and i want to add you to my favorities.
Just go there and we will exchange comments about this such a great subject.

Hugs

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

12 20 05

ha hah hahaha Good stuff MJ!

mj said...

Eugenio: Bem-vindo! Eu gosto do Brasil! But I can't speak Portuguese very well at this point, due to excess Japanese studying. But I can still read Portuguese pretty well (see my translations on the home page). Anyway, I will link to your blog when I see more posts over there, just to see what it's like over time.

Mandisa: I couldn't resist.