[thechat] santa question - quickie

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Nov 26 04:37:00 CST 2002

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002, Erika Meyer wrote:

> javier wrote:
> >does it have a particualar name?
> >if not, how do you call those winter hats?
> secondarily, "those winter hats" like Santa wears?
> IMO only santa and santa impersonators wear a santa hats.

Ah, not here. They're a common novelty wear in December - beloved in
particular by sports fans (who do also have the habit of wearing Santa
hats in their team colours. Ideal if your team is (say) Man Utd, or
Aberdeen. More dubious if your team is Norwich (colours: Yellow and

> Wasn't santa invented in, like, 1920 or something?

Only the red/white colourscheme. Before that he was all kinds of colours.
You can thank the Coca-Cola corp for that.

If you're going for an alternative view, Santa should wear black, carry a
and speak in capitals: "HO HO HO"


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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