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I mean, if you’re talking to a person who doesn’t celebrate Christmas, I can understand why you wouldn’t say “Merry Christmas”, but if you are I don’t see that problem.

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I don't get why anyone would get annoyed with someone else saying "Merry Christmas"? Do people think what's really being said is "my religion/God is far better than you're rubbish/made-up nonsense?" or forcing religion upon them.

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The only time i could see someone objecting to it is if it isn't Christmas and the speaker knows he's talking to someone who doesn't celebrate Christmas or if it's nowhere near Christmas.

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^my brother has been known to ironically say Merry Christmas in the middle of summer. Not to be offensive, he’s just trying to be funny.

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^my brother has been known to ironically say Merry Christmas in the middle of summer. Not to be offensive, he’s just trying to be funny.

  

Perhaps he's really Australian. Christmas is (almost) the middle of summer.

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I tried to quote ^^^ post but the quote button wasn't working...

Then I went to use the ^^^ Ringo smiley but an ad was covering the smileys...

Anyway...

I know much of Australia has been covered in vast swathes of bushfires and heat, but the part of Australia where i live is... not exactly warm right now. It's been sitting at 20C quite consistently over the last number of weeks, uncharacteristically. Perhaps we'll have a White Christmas?

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I tried to quote ^^^ post but the quote button wasn't working...

Then I went to use the ^^^ Ringo smiley but an ad was covering the smileys...

Anyway...

I know much of Australia has been covered in vast swathes of bushfires and heat, but the part of Australia where i live is... not exactly warm right now. It's been sitting at 20C quite consistently over the last number of weeks, uncharacteristically. Perhaps we'll have a White Christmas?

  

Do you mind if I ask you which part of Australia you're in?

I'm in Sydney and have been coughing for weeks from the smoke. Can't see or smell it now, but can still feel the effects.

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I'm in Melbourne - thankfully quite far away from the fires.

The images of Sydney in the last few weeks look shocking... I couldn't imagine having had to live there in that hideous smoke for weeks on end.

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The Hole Got Fixed said
I'm in Melbourne - thankfully quite far away from the fires.

The images of Sydney in the last few weeks look shocking... I couldn't imagine having had to live there in that hideous smoke for weeks on end.

  

I feel like a heavy smoker... cough cough

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JW OBoogie said

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I'm in Melbourne - thankfully quite far away from the fires.

The images of Sydney in the last few weeks look shocking... I couldn't imagine having had to live there in that hideous smoke for weeks on end.

  

I feel like a heavy smoker... cough cough

  

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Oh damn I forgot you guys were having fires too a-hard-days-night-paul-7 hope those are all taken care of soon

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JW OBoogie said

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I'm in Melbourne - thankfully quite far away from the fires.

The images of Sydney in the last few weeks look shocking... I couldn't imagine having had to live there in that hideous smoke for weeks on end.

  

I feel like a heavy smoker... cough cough

  

Just saw this on Facebook... you're now a smoker, @JW OBoogie whether you like it or not!

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The Hole Got Fixed said
I tried to quote ^^^ post but the quote button wasn't working...

Then I went to use the ^^^ Ringo smiley but an ad was covering the smileys...

Anyway...

I know much of Australia has been covered in vast swathes of bushfires and heat, but the part of Australia where i live is... not exactly warm right now. It's been sitting at 20C quite consistently over the last number of weeks, uncharacteristically. Perhaps we'll have a White Christmas?

  

If you have a white Christmas, there's a problem. Even in the summer, it's typically too hot in most of Australia to snow but for there to be snow when it's supposed to be 25*C out would suggest a new ice age or another summer of 1816. Fortunately, if it's the latter, you'll have days where it's 35*C out before plummeting to below freezing within a few hours, giving you a short amount of time for summer fun.

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The Hole Got Fixed said

JW OBoogie said

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I'm in Melbourne - thankfully quite far away from the fires.

The images of Sydney in the last few weeks look shocking... I couldn't imagine having had to live there in that hideous smoke for weeks on end.

  

I feel like a heavy smoker... cough cough

  

Just saw this on Facebook... you're now a smoker, @JW OBoogie whether you like it or not!

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Y’know a few years back during one of the fires we were having pretty heavy smoke and I saw multiple people smoking cigarettes. just take a deep breath guys it’ll have the same effect

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Y’know a few years back during one of the fires we were having pretty heavy smoke and I saw multiple people smoking cigarettes. just take a deep breath guys it’ll have the same effect  

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Burlington Arcade in London is one of the world's oldest existing shopping arcades, first opening 20 March 1819. It was, and still is, policed by a forerunner of the police, the beadles. In 1862 whistling in the arcade was banned because organised groups of pickpockets who had lookouts whistling to warn of an approaching beadle. Burlington Arcade still has beadles, and whistling is still banned, and the beadles still enforce the ban.

Except for two people.

One is a young lad who was first taken there when he was about six. He was going through some hard times, and he was told by one of the Beadles that if he got good school reports he'd be the second person ever allowed to whistle in Burlington Arcade. In 2016, when he was about 10, he was presented with a certificate which gave him permission to whistle there.

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In the 1980s a beadle politely requested, with a tap on the shoulder, that a man examining a window display and whistling stop whistling. The man turned around and it was Paul. He was given a lifetime exemption from the rule on the spot. He is said to whistle his way through whenever going there, and that he even got a beadle to confirm to Nancy that he was the only person allowed to whistle there (which he was at the time) when they were first dating.

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