Date: Thu, 21 Dec 1995 00:45:26 -0800 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey 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. Rima