Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Facebook Post of the Day

From Christopher Jones, Ph.D candidate in early American history at the College of William and Mary:

I'm currently transcribing the journal of Isaac Bradnock, a Methodist missionary in the British West Indies, from December 1802. Without fail, he abbreviates "Christ" as "Xt" and "Christian" as "Xtian." And he doesn't even mention the word "Christmas" (or "Xmas") in his entry for December 25.

Why does Isaac Bradnock hate Christmas?