Christmas, bah humbug!
What does “bah” mean? An expression of contempt or disagreement. “Humbug” means false talk or behavior.
‘Bah humbug’ means therefore, ‘to disagree with contempt and call false whatever the expression is attached to’.
When Scrooge, in Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” used this expression, he showed his utter contempt and negative position concerning the idea of Christmas and took corresponding actions concerning the same.
I have neither a “bah” nor a “humbug” to attach to this festive time of year. (No ‘humbugs here, and ‘bahs belong to sheep).
Instead, I would have a ‘bah’ and ‘humbug’ for politics and their ridiculous posturing and poisonous positions which reek havoc on the general populace.
Further, ‘bah humbug’ to those who would say ‘nay’ to our freedoms. Some others I would include in a ‘bah humbug’ are:
Need I go on?
I believe you get the picture.
So, now that I’ve had this short rant, I wish YOU a MERRY Christmas and a Happy New Year.
6 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS, BAH HUMBUG!”
Thanks for this lighthearted and cheerful post. I was never actually sure what bah humbug meant and thought it was just part of the story that dickens added in for effect. But yes that term could definitely be used to describe a lot of worse things that are happening in this world. I hope you have a wonderful Xmas and keep the fun and interesting articles coming.
Great, Michel. I like turning the tables on negativity. Don’t you?
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the true meaning of the holiday season and for pointing out the negative aspects of society that deserve a “bah humbug.” As someone who values sustainability, I agree that we should focus on spreading love and joy rather than getting caught up in the commercialization of Christmas. Wishing you a happy and peaceful holiday season as well!
You GOT it! This is the type of response I was hoping for.
Oh my gosh, so funny. You have chosen the title so intelligently. At first, I believe you hate Christmas and I was looking for your reasons but in end, I got your aim. I want to say bah humbug’ to those who would say ‘nay’ to our freedoms like you. Merry Christmas to you my friend. Thanks a lot
Glad you caught it. Thanks for joining me.