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Keep the ‘mas’ in ‘Xmas’

By: 4 December 2010 2 Comments

Being from Arkansas means at least one thing — you’re going to run across some strange stuff from time to time.

For that reason, we at First Arkansas News have started the soon-to-be-famous “Just what the hell is going on here?” photography series. The goal, of course, is to find some odd ball photos from around the state, post them and (in most cases) make fun of them.

One thing about Arkansas is that running across odd spellings, misspellings and downright abuse of the English language is common. I well remember my time in a Delta town for a couple of years when I was a kid and running across a backward “S” or two on occasion on street signs around the city.

While that might be par for the course in the Delta, it’s a bit surprising to find it in the self-consciously progressive River Market District in Little Rock. This sign was at the entrance to a bit of a street market near the pavilions that routinely house a farmer’s market near the river.

Of course, some people advocate leaving “Christ” in “Christmas.” I wonder if a group will spring up imploring us to leave the “mas” in “Xmas.”

About: Ethan C. Nobles:
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