I have been seeing this all over Hubpages and Facebook and it drives me to distraction. It is Santa Claus... not Santa Clause... The Santa Clause was a movie.
End of rant.
Plus, the pronunciations are different. With Claus is a semi-soft s and with Clause it's a soft z. We don't read to ourselves, if we did we would realize the magnitude of mistakes we make.
and what about using xmas vs Christmas nothing wrong with using x-mas when it use to be spelt Xristos by the Greeks, their letter for 'chi'
Yep, that argument irritates me Xmas was okay for most of my life...
I remember getting smacked at Sunday School (OK - it wasn't yesterday ) for writing Xmas on something or other. I was told it was anti-Christian. No idea if that's true or not...
Actually the X in Xmas is not anti-Christian. The "X" represents the Chi Rho which is a Greek symbol that represents Christ. The appropriate symbol would be an X with a P in the center. At least that was the original intent.
They'd have to smack medieval Christian monks and early Christians for doing the exact same thing.
And I wouldn't be arrogant enough to say those two groups weren't Christian, since they built and perpetuated the faith that Sunday School teachers inherited.
It's my understanding that they used the X because they revered Christ's name so much that they did not write the letters, a concept that escapes many who claim Christianity today.
Judaism's history contains the same concept, as out of reverence the writer's did not (do not, perhaps) write all of the letters of God's Name.
Reply is to all who have commented - thanks.
All of your information is appreciated. I should have pointed out that in my case, the Sunday School was/is Scottish Presbyterian and things can be a little bit more strict than with other denominations, to say the least...
I honestly didn't know the significance of the X. I'm wiser today than I was yesterday. Thanks...
The first "Exclusive" title I got was for the Christmas song "Santa Clause" - I was so excited I didn't realise until after I claimed it. I did eventually prevail on the powers that be to change it for me.
"Up on the housetop, reindeer paws..." no, wait... reindeer don't have paws.. it must be reindeer pause.
Maybe the paws is a verb, as in pawing the roof?
In that case, it should be "a reindeer paws", assuming that reindeer, in this instance, is plural (-- because why would Santa Claus/Clause/or Claws be traveling with one?)-- it would then be "reindeer paw " which wouldn't rhyme with Claus or the other possibilities.
HA!...Wouldn't it be wonderful if that was the only error we see in numerous hubs by far too many hubbers? Some of the literal "garbage" ...as in spelling errors, grammatical errors, sentence structure....the list goes on. Any and every way to totally slaughter our beautiful English language, exists somewhere on this site...of " WRITERS" (?)! "Driven to distraction," is a mild reaction.
After coming across several that positively stunned me, I decided to flag one that was a particular disaster. I wrote a lengthy comment to HP along with my flag. I will never do that again. The hub remains in all it's illiterate glory. If this is OK with HP, (that their site is represented by adults who have the audacity to call themselves writers, when my six year old grandson would do much better).....more power to them. They have "rules," up the ying-yang, but apparently being literate is not one of them!! Thanks, uninvited writer. I really needed that rant. I feel better. I'm sure you do too.
Email me the username. If several flag it.then it will go away. It worked for me.
"The White House makes two references to 'Santa Clause'"
http://now.msn.com/santa-clause-misspel … hite-house
Are all of you saying the people that use "Santa Clause" aren't write?
by spiderpam 13 years ago
After viewing the comments of almost every skeptic here and beyond. I’ve noticed that when they get into a tight corner or really want to get off topic they bring up Santa Clause. It happens 99% of the time. I get a chuckle every time, but another friend of mine has been collecting research...
by Charity Squid 10 years ago
Do you think it is good to have kids believing in Santa Clause?With all this hype parents make about Santa Clause with their kids, aren't they setting them up for a big disappointment when they get old enough to know that it was all a lie?
by Abby JaureguiRourk 11 years ago
What tradition at Xmas did you have to give up for your spouse's tradition?Did you have to make a compromse to accomodate your spouse's holiday traditions?
by RodneyBlaec Rainey 9 years ago
Why keep perpetuating the myths of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy etc.?
by Loveofnight Anderson 10 years ago
Do your kids believe in Santa Clause, If so why?if not then why not ?
by calico Stark 4 years ago
What is the Christian interpretation for "teeth falling out"?In the Christian faith there is a biblical code of symbols used to convey future happenings in our dream life. I am seeking a scriptural answer.
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