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(Palm Beach Post)   Pastor receives complaints after posting his annual holiday sign. Apparently, the subtle humor of "Christmas is easier to spell than Hanukkah" was lost on some people   (palmbeachpost.com) divider line 89
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2013-12-05 07:57:14 PM
I think they just need a better mascot to remember how to spell it.

screen.tezini.com
 
2013-12-05 08:35:39 PM
And some people just want to be outraged

To be fair though, Jewish jokes in Florida won't end well. Ever
 
2013-12-05 08:48:23 PM
This is just kind of funny. People really do get outraged over some stupid things.
 
2013-12-05 08:49:20 PM
It's kinda 'meh', but then again Jesus could spell Chanuka, and hadn't heard of Xmas.
 
2013-12-05 08:49:47 PM
Wait, which one did Jesus observe again?
 
2013-12-05 08:50:41 PM
He's wrong. Try and spell both phonetically and tell me which is closer to the actual spelling.
 
2013-12-05 08:52:01 PM

sallys: Wait, which one did Jesus observe again?


The same one Odin, Ganesha and Amaterasu observed.
 
2013-12-05 08:52:37 PM
Actually, they spelled Saturnalia wrong.
 
2013-12-05 08:53:20 PM

sallys: Wait, which one did Jesus observe again?


Yeshua ben Yosef would not likely have celebrated Chanuka as it is celebrated today, but would have agreed that Christmas is easier to spell.
 
TWX
2013-12-05 08:53:22 PM
It's not so bad, really. I mean, he got a whole bunch of press for something that was bound to be interpreted badly by at least few people, even if it's difficult to quantify why those people are upset.

He'll probably bring a half a dozen new members to his church, and the several thousand in tithes they'll contribute will help pay his salary as the pastor.
 
2013-12-05 08:55:06 PM
BUTZ-BERGER!!!
 
2013-12-05 08:55:57 PM

sallys: Wait, which one did Jesus observe again?


Neither of them, because Jesus isn't real.
 
2013-12-05 08:56:24 PM

TWX: It's not so bad, really. I mean, he got a whole bunch of press for something that was bound to be interpreted badly by at least few people, even if it's difficult to quantify why those people are upset.

He'll probably bring a half a dozen new members to his church, and the several thousand in tithes they'll contribute will help pay his salary as the pastor.


Oh, that's a good one. Most churches are lucky to get a hundred a month from a family. Prosperity preaches excepted, and they're mostly heretics.
 
2013-12-05 08:57:51 PM
"If you ever tried to spell Hanukah you'd see it's spelled many different ways."

What, now?

There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on.
 
2013-12-05 08:59:42 PM
Rabbi.
 
2013-12-05 09:00:21 PM

ten foiled hats: There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on


It was originally spelled squiggle, diagonal line with a tail, upside-down squiggle, triangle, three dots, sideways number nine
 
TWX
2013-12-05 09:03:20 PM

blacksho89: TWX: It's not so bad, really. I mean, he got a whole bunch of press for something that was bound to be interpreted badly by at least few people, even if it's difficult to quantify why those people are upset.

He'll probably bring a half a dozen new members to his church, and the several thousand in tithes they'll contribute will help pay his salary as the pastor.

Oh, that's a good one. Most churches are lucky to get a hundred a month from a family. Prosperity preaches excepted, and they're mostly heretics.


A thousand a year per family, a few families, my math appears decent on the surface...
 
2013-12-05 09:03:58 PM
It's called WHITE Christmas for a reason
 
2013-12-05 09:04:15 PM

whatshisname: He's wrong. Try and spell both phonetically and tell me which is closer to the actual spelling.


Krismis and Hanaka? The first still looks as if it were Greek in origin, but the second looks Japanese.
 
2013-12-05 09:05:43 PM

whatshisname: ten foiled hats: There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on

It was originally spelled squiggle, diagonal line with a tail, upside-down squiggle, triangle, three dots, sideways number nine


The things I learn on Fark.
 
2013-12-05 09:06:32 PM

cyberspacedout: whatshisname: He's wrong. Try and spell both phonetically and tell me which is closer to the actual spelling.

Krismis and Hanaka? The first still looks as if it were Greek in origin, but the second looks Japanese.


My attempt:

Krissmuss....hanewkuh
 
2013-12-05 09:07:51 PM

ten foiled hats: "If you ever tried to spell Hanukah you'd see it's spelled many different ways."

What, now?

There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on.


Just two:
חנכה
and
חנוכה  (modern Hebrew)
and it's over.
 
2013-12-05 09:08:12 PM

whatshisname: ten foiled hats: There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on

It was originally spelled squiggle, diagonal line with a tail, upside-down squiggle, triangle, three dots, sideways number nine


Are you describing how Chanukah was spelt or describing the last mug shot line up?

/or Prince's new name-symbol
 
2013-12-05 09:09:54 PM

DigitalCoffee: whatshisname: ten foiled hats: There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on

It was originally spelled squiggle, diagonal line with a tail, upside-down squiggle, triangle, three dots, sideways number nine

Are you describing how Chanukah was spelt or describing the last mug shot line up?

/or Prince's new name-symbol


I'm making it up as I go along.
 
2013-12-05 09:11:05 PM
Maybe I'm giving in to the outrage but I do see how this would be offensive to people who celebrate Nunchuckika.
 
2013-12-05 09:11:29 PM

demaL-demaL-yeH: ten foiled hats: "If you ever tried to spell Hanukah you'd see it's spelled many different ways."

What, now?

There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on.

Just two:
חנכה
and
חנוכה  (modern Hebrew)
and it's over.


Came here to post something to this effect. (Not that I know the Hebrew, but I know that transliterating between alphabets is a great way to ruin everything forever.)
 
2013-12-05 09:12:54 PM
Should have gone with, "XMAS - EASIER TO SPELL THAN HONICA."
 
2013-12-05 09:13:54 PM
Yeah, this probably wouldn't go over well in Boca Himey... Every other car that drove past was probably a Jew canoe filled with a Morty and Bernice on the way home from their investment property. I doubt they appreciated the non-NY-style humor.
 
2013-12-05 09:14:19 PM
"Christmas - Easier to spell than Hanukkah."

So....Christianity, if you're too lazy or stupid to be Jewish?

I don't think he thought his attempt at "humor" all the way through.

/neither Christian nor Jewish
//just snarky and able to see unintended consequences
///also a little OCD about slashies in 3s
 
2013-12-05 09:14:28 PM
The good Rabbi didn't explode into flame upon glancing at another religious building's sign? What's a jealous God to do?
 
2013-12-05 09:14:39 PM
It's even easier to spell EID
 
2013-12-05 09:15:08 PM
I took it as "if you're so stupid that spelling Hanukkah is difficult for you, then you're our target audience."
 
2013-12-05 09:19:27 PM

DigitalCoffee: Prince's new name-symbol


Always makes me think of Arsenio's name change to the fasten-seatbelts sign.
 
2013-12-05 09:21:46 PM
As penance, this dude will continue to have to explain to people he calls on the phone that his name is not "Butts Burger."
 
2013-12-05 09:22:08 PM
 
2013-12-05 09:26:43 PM
whatshisname:  I'm making it up as I go along.

Very Well...

fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-12-05 09:26:46 PM
Oy Vey!  Don't people have better things to do?  My wife and I are both former New York Jews who now live in Florida (how original, huh?) - and we both laughed out loud when we saw that.  Then again, we always joke around and say "Happy Chakah-Khan"*

What some people don't realize is that Hanukkah is not a very major holiday and it just gets swept up in all of the Christmas hoopla.  Most of us have no problem with, and really enjoy, the whole Christmas season.

*credit to Dennis Wolfberg
 
2013-12-05 09:27:09 PM
FTFA:
He(rabbi) compared the message to this: A synagogue putting up a sign that reads, "Hanukkah lasts for eight days while Christmas lasts for one day."
"I would smile to myself and think they got me on that one," Butzberger(priest) said.


Clearly, a man who can't take what he dishes...oh...wait.
 
2013-12-05 09:29:36 PM

DigitalCoffee: whatshisname:  I'm making it up as I go along.

Very Well...


Should I mistakenly hire an asshole, I will fire that asshole. I keep firing assholes.
 
2013-12-05 09:34:57 PM

Don't Tongue the Reaper!: I took it as "if you're so stupid that spelling Hanukkah is difficult for you, then you're our target audience."


Take it up with B'nai B'rith.

www.bnaibrith.org
 
2013-12-05 09:40:04 PM
Chanukkah Cat is not amused

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-05 09:45:54 PM
Just to give my two cents worth, I think Yeshuah stopped being jewish when he kicked the loan sharks off temple grounds, damn money worshippers, damn them to hell.
 
2013-12-05 10:06:21 PM
I'm sure he is looking for some sort of solution to this problem.
 
2013-12-05 10:17:38 PM
Was it funny? Not really. Is it offensive? Only if you are really really thin skinned.
 
2013-12-05 10:23:32 PM

whatshisname: ten foiled hats: There are several ways to spell Hanukah, I think, is what you're getting at.

Carry on

It was originally spelled squiggle, diagonal line with a tail, upside-down squiggle, triangle, three dots, sideways number nine


What about the "o" with the slashie through it?  Or does that just mean "No Os"?
 
2013-12-05 10:37:17 PM
Jesus Loves You Because Nobody Else Could.
 
2013-12-05 10:41:18 PM
Happy Hanukwanzamas?
 
2013-12-05 10:47:22 PM
Can't we just exile all of the superstitious nuts to Saudi Arabia or Russia?  The US would be a heck of a lot better off.
 
2013-12-05 10:47:26 PM

Nasty Celt: Jesus Loves You Because Nobody Else Could.


Jesus loves you because everyone else thinks you're an insufferable asshole.
 
2013-12-05 10:59:18 PM
from an old jewish neighbor of mine

"both are spelled  with a capital c"
 
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