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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    Good point. Although it might have made more sense with my ROAST entry also on the page, I'd totally failed to notice that I didn't even mention turkey!

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    Do you have space for "Bah Humbug"?
    This is the stereotypical exclamation of someone who is opposed to the fuss of Christmas - after Dickens' Scrooge, of course.

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    Great suggestion. Will stick it in for sure

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    A few questions about American stuff so that I can even the post out a little bit more that way:
    - Are there any differences between Xmas dinner and Thanksgiving dinner?
    - What are traditional desserts? Pumpkin pie?
    Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving thing. Ditto cranberry sauce. Don't know if there really is a traditional Xmas dessert, although candy canes are the traditional candy.

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    So you have turkey for Thanksgiving and Xmas but only cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving in the US? Talking of which, must put cranberry sauce in the list. And candy canes, so thanks for that.

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    And Part Four has just been added:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ge...tml#post690513

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    Part Five just up:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ge...tml#post690866

    You have 24 hours to get your final comments in and then I'll add all your feedback to the final, complete version

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    An easy to print PDF of the whole thing is now up here:

    http://www.usingenglish.com/files/pd...l-learners.pdf

    Thanks for everyone for all their help

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    Default Re: Christmas and New Year dictionary/ encyclopedia Part One - A to C

    Just found out that "creche" is one American English way of saying NATIVITY SCENE. Too late to make it into the PDF version, I'm afraid...

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