And this has what to do with anything, Ken? The lunacy of the nanny state? I think not: unless I am missing something (which is perfectly possible...).
Sounds like you got out of the wrong side of bed today Davey?What's wrong with wishing someone a Happy Thanksgiving?
But is it politically correct to use the term "Thanksgiving"?For several years now nearly all the north americans with whom I have been communicating at around this time of year have, very politely I thought, wished me a 'happy holiday(s)' rather than anything with a religious connotation. (Other than the word holiday or course, but that has come into regular secular use so is difficult to avoid without resorting to words of, I believe, French origin.)I usually thank them and point out that our 'holiday' arrives in a few weeks but then lasts much longer than theirs ... ;-)I suppose it would be churlish to take issue with the word "Happy"?On the other hand any opportunity to use a picture of excessive amounts of food to upset Nanny's Food and Health police simply must be taken and exploited as fully as possible.
Stuff political correctness!
Dear Ken,As a devoted American reader of "Nanny Knows Best," let me give thanks to you for your warm Thanksgiving wishes, which are in the best tradition of British good manners and civility. May I also say to Grant "Merry Christmas" and bollocks to "Happy Holidays."And lastly, to Davey, is yours a Welsh name?Just curious,Fred