A Merry Christmas to you too! And I'm wondering just what pub you are off to. When I lived in London I drank at that Fullers pub on the north bank of the Thames walk near Kew Bridge where they filmed "A Hard Days Night" and for a modern pub "The Charlie Butler" named for Young's last drayman south of the river near Wandsworth.
Grazie, good cheer for your Christmas. Your cheery contributions to this site are most welcome. And also, of course, your technical and insightful solutions. And your unsolvable computer problems.
Best wishes for 2006.
And to all others gathered here.
There was mention about political correctness in another thread. I think it's more fitting and on-topic in this thread... So I'll tell my story here.
A friend of mine is a teacher. I don't talk to him very often, but I called him to invite him to my New Year's Eve party, and catch up on his life, etc. At the end of the conversation, he wished me "Happy Holidays." The thing is, we're both of Italian heritage, both Catholic (to an extent), yet, due to his constant need for PCness at work, he probably lost the ability to say "Merry Christmas." To me, that's sad. I seriously hate the whole "PC" thing.
Ronnie Barker didn't pass, he died, bought the farm, got stiff, was caput, kicked the bucket, coughed his lunch, had a meeting with Mr. Grimm, heeled over, expired, passed on, breathed his last, departed, met his maker, gave up the ghosts ........
Yes, Ronnie was a good one.
(I'm sorry I can not find the script of the original sketch - if anyone has it please post)