aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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Dumbth

At the close of the halftime show on Monday Night Football this evening, Chris Berman told his co-host that tomorrow begins the Twelve Days of Christmas. I was stunned. I thought I'd seen every sort of ignorance there was.

To be clear: there are probably lots of people who don't know what the Twelve Days of Christmas are, and that's fine. But how many confidently assume they are the twelve days leading up to Christmas, instead of the twelve days in the liturgical season of Christmastide that runs between December 25 (Christmas Day) and January 6 (Epiphany)? And will confidently say so in front of a national TV audience?

Nor is this just being picky. This is a matter of millions of people's religious practice. I sent an e-mail to the ESPN Ombudsman complaining about it. For what good it'll do.
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