Archive | May 27, 2013

Is ‘Happy’ The Right Greeting For ‘Memorial Day’?

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Anura Guruge


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This morning I heard, twice on CNN, folks wishing each other and the viewers a ‘Happy Memorial Day‘.

I fully understand where they are coming from, but to me it seems like an oxymoron, if not, at worst, incongruous.

I have similar problems when it come to some of the Jewish holidays. Should you really wish somebody a ‘Happy Yom Kippur‘? Same with Good Friday (as opposed to Easter Sunday).

I think that the greeting should include something along the lines of ‘Have a Reflective Memorial Day‘.

If you are referring to the entire holiday weekend I can understand people using the word happy.

Just a thought.

Google Doodles Since May 7, 2013 — Mainly Non-U.S. Hornby Stands Out.

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Notice the Frank Hornby 150th birthday, UK-only Doodle I talked about.

They have reused the International Mother’s Day Doodle that appears on May 26. On May 5 they used for Mother’s Day in Ireland.


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