We are be­ing Amer­i­can­ised

South Wales Evening Post - - LETTERS - PLAS­TIC SAM via email

WHY must we give in to the ever-grow­ing Amer­i­can­i­sa­tion of our tra­di­tions and ter­mi­nol­ogy?

It’s bad enough that Hal­loween has be­come such a com­mer­cial “cir­cus” event, but now the ever-in­creas­ing use of the term “the hol­i­days” seems to be re­plac­ing our more usual “Christ­mas time”.

Re­gard­ing the Evening Post’s re­cent front page pic­ture and page 14 ar­ti­cle re­gard­ing a fizzy drink truck’s ar­rival in Swansea, I was never aware that Novem­ber 21 was the start of any kind of “hol­i­day”.

And when did we ever need to be told “of­fi­cially” that Christ­mas was com­ing ?

Christ­mas hap­pens nat­u­rally.

It just turns up around De­cem­ber 24, so for the sake of the man it’s all sup­posed to be about stop ram­ming it down our throats and “sell­ing it” to us.

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