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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Reductio ad Absurdum

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Will there ever be a time when spineless corporate chieftains no longer cower at incurring the wrath of a tiny cadre of non-believers that take delight in taking offense when the holiday celebrated on December 25th is called by its rightful name?

Mark Steyn reports a reader got this response from Amazon when he e-mailed to complain about their deep-sixing the offending word.
Please accept our sincere apologies if you were offended by the use of the word "Christmas" on our website. Our intention in referring to Christmas is to give specific ordering guidance for a specific holiday, not to exclude other faiths.
What a bunch of jellyfish. I wonder the effect if regular Amazon customers who've had their fill of political correctness made just one of their Christmas purchases from a competitor and let Amazon know why.

UPDATE: Thanks to Daniel Muller for alerting me a simple solution to the problem: Tossmas.

UPDATE 2: Jeffrey Goldberg says: Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas.

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