OUR SAY: What is wrong with 'Happy Holidays'?
I WOULD have never expected to cause offence by wishing someone a 'Happy Holidays' but I guess that's the world we live in these days.
Yesterday I encountered this for the first time.
I never knew telling someone to have a joyful holiday period could be so controversial.
What greeting do you prefer this time of year?
This poll ended on 31 December 2016.
Merry Christmas and/or Happy New Year
It really doesn't bother me.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
During the conversation, after my season's greetings, they exclaimed they are 'not a Muslim', they seemed quite offended and insisted I should say 'Merry Christmas'.
Is this a result of people believing the world has become too politically correct?
Isn't this sort of thing the exact reason why our society has had a gutful of political correctness?
Because of people being offended by little things and insisting we do or say things a certain way.
When I say 'Happy Holidays' it's not to cause offence and it's not said to not not cause offence.
I think most of it comes down to my love for alliteration and it's a polite and kind thing to say at this time of year. So rather than wishing everyone reading this a Happy Holidays I hope everyone has had a...
And of course, I hope you have a Happy New Year too!