Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 00:45:26 -0800
From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: Happy Holidays -vs- Merry Christmas
At 6:42 PM 12/20/95, Salikoko S. Mufwene wrote:
Well, how about just sending yall "Season's Greetings?"
It just strikes me now that "Season" is used as above only during the
Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa holidays. Is my observation correct? Any such
uses around Easter or any other religious holiday? The question crossed
my mind because I thought that "Season" might function as a shifter/
"embreyeur." However, if it is part of an idiom, the proposed analysis is
not so compelling. Any suggestions?
Now that you mention it, I think the only other times I've heard "Season"
applied to something, was something specific - like fashion - as in the
Fall Season. Don't think I've heard it in other areas.