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Old Mar 3rd 2009, 12:07 am
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I have to say, I find this month designating thing quite confusing, who comes up with the 'designation' anyway? I just read in the local paper that March has been designated (in Illinois) "Irish immigrant" month, "starbucks coffee" month and something else that is so ridiculous it escapes me!
I understand the ones like "Abraham Lincoln" month or "Cancer survivors" month, but really, there are some pretty silly designations, I heard one last week, it's going to be "no children left indoors" month in June? Who takes any notice of them and is it a State wide thing? or just here? Did they ever do this in the UK? I don't ever remember hearing of it.
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I think our American brethren just love to stick labels on things. It's always a laugh on Jeopardy when they come up with stuff like "It's the state rock of Wyoming" or "It's the state candy of Colorado".
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the most you every see in the UK is a 'day' or a 'week' not a whole month.
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Originally Posted by MsElui View Post
the most you every see in the UK is a 'day' or a 'week' not a whole month.
Or maybe they exist and you're not aware of them? Just wondering because I've never heard of the month dedications that the OP posted.

I'm familiar with February = African American history month. That's about it.
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this week is designated as no cussing week in LA

http://www.ktla.com/landing_news/?No...735&feedID=171
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Originally Posted by Vimto View Post
this week is designated as no cussing week in LA

http://www.ktla.com/landing_news/?No...735&feedID=171
Do people actually use the word "cussing" outside of the movies?
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
I have to say, I find this month designating thing quite confusing, who comes up with the 'designation' anyway? I just read in the local paper that March has been designated (in Illinois) "Irish immigrant" month, "starbucks coffee" month and something else that is so ridiculous it escapes me!
I understand the ones like "Abraham Lincoln" month or "Cancer survivors" month, but really, there are some pretty silly designations, I heard one last week, it's going to be "no children left indoors" month in June? Who takes any notice of them and is it a State wide thing? or just here? Did they ever do this in the UK? I don't ever remember hearing of it.
Guess you'd better get used to it. I think some of the designations for medical related issues are helpful because it helps the public to learn about obscure or under-reported (in the media in general) diseases and conditions.
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
I have to say, I find this month designating thing quite confusing, who comes up with the 'designation' anyway? I just read in the local paper that March has been designated (in Illinois) "Irish immigrant" month, "starbucks coffee" month and something else that is so ridiculous it escapes me!
I understand the ones like "Abraham Lincoln" month or "Cancer survivors" month, but really, there are some pretty silly designations, I heard one last week, it's going to be "no children left indoors" month in June? Who takes any notice of them and is it a State wide thing? or just here? Did they ever do this in the UK? I don't ever remember hearing of it.
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Makes me think of Professor Tom Lehrer's classic "National Brotherhood Week" from about 1965 or so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgASB...497&feature=iv
For those who don't catch the clues -- Cassius Clay is the "slave name" of Muhammad Ali, and "Mrs. Wallace" refers to her husband George Wallace, who was the segregationist governor of Alabama [who has been rehabilitated in part at time went on].

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Just had a e-mail from the Red Cross to say The President declared March Red Cross month. Something which has been done each March since 1943.

What it achieves I haven't a clue.
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It's national nutrition month as designated by the American Dietetic Association. They like it so much they even registered the name and have usage guidelines about how you can use it! That's going a little too far.
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It's national nutrition month as designated by the American Dietetic Association. They like it so much they even registered the name and have usage guidelines about how you can use it! That's going a little too far.

I just opened my calendar to 'March' this morning (I know i'm late,lol) It says at the top of the page, March is.........
Woman's History month
National nutrition month
National poison prevention month
Red Cross month
Youth art month
Ethics awareness month
Noodle month
Sauce month
Music in our schools month
National craft month
National Irish American heritage month
Poetry month
Social workers month

I'm just wondering are they ****ing serious??
I do understand the previous post addressing the need for most of us to be more aware of some diseases/illnesses etc, but come on.......
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We missed it - February is National National Awareness Month Awareness Month.
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June is Goat Trauma Awareness Month -- I had assumed that Goat Trauma was injury to goats, but now I'm thinking it is when goats injure people??
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June is Goat Trauma Awareness Month -- I had assumed that Goat Trauma was injury to goats, but now I'm thinking it is when goats injure people??
Guess we wont know for sure until June?
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[QUOTE=Englishtart;7345343]I just opened my calendar to 'March' this morning (I know i'm late,lol) It says at the top of the page, March is.........
Woman's History month
National nutrition month
National poison prevention month
Red Cross month
Youth art month
Ethics awareness month
Noodle month
Sauce month
Music in our schools month
National craft month
National Irish American heritage month
Poetry month
Social workers month

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Good to see noodles and sauce are in the same month!
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