A Conversation for Ask h2g2
Bluebottle Posted 2 Weeks Ago
We've ended up with superfluous calendars too, I'm assuming you don't want our spares…?
PH: Things being described as 'multi-purpose' or 'mixed purpose'. You can't buy plain paper without it being labelled as 'Multi-purpose plain paper' and as I was packing away our (fake) over the weekend I noticed the box was labelled '7ft Fir Indoor Use Only Mixed Purpose Christmas Tree'. How many purposes can you mix and match with a Christmas tree, eh? I suppose you could use it as a stage prop, say if you were doing a panto of 'Babes in the Wood' or 'Hansel and Gretel' and you needed trees for a woodland scene, and I've seen some people use little in bird cages for their budgies to sit on. But surely 'Christmas tree' is its purpose? What is mixed about it?
Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big? Posted Last Week
Could also be a Yule tree, or a Festivus tree, or you could leave it till after Easter.
The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim Posted Last Week
Festivus has a pole, not a tree.
Bluebottle Posted Last Week
Well I know that in Turkey, a Muslim country, the is called a 'New Year Tree'. I'd argue that putting decorations on it at the end of the year regardless of whether it is called Yule, Christmas or New Year is the same purpose even if called something different. A by any other name would smell as sweet.
Conspiracy theorists who are climate change deniers who are trolling on the Met Office Tuesday YouTube live stream and believe that the world is cooling and that we're heading of a mini ice age as well as that there everyone is being lied to by big government and big business.
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