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    Can a title bear a name?

    Hi

    I have heard the expression that a person can bear a name, for instance a person can bear his father's name.

    But then I wanted to use the word bear like this:

    My project will bear this title: A study of a great many things

    Can I use the word bear in this context?

    Regards English teachers! And a very merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!

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    Re: Can a title bear a name?

    Hi btw

    I know I might stray a bit off topic when I ask this:

    Why is it that in America you say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas", I suppose it is to avoid offending people who do not celebrate Christmas.

    [Edited. This is a language forum, not a place to discuss religion, politics, etc - 5jj]

    And btw another question, which is a way shorter, and which I think is within the boundaries of the subject of English.

    Why do you shorten Christmas, with Xmas? I mean to me they do not really sound the same, and I really cannot see the reason why...
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