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A Different Way to Spell Christmas [UPDATED]

I suppose it’s the thought that counts. Or, so I thought! As I was taking this picture I assumed there had to be a reason for the misspelling. It’d be very hard to believe that someone would misspell Christmas, especially this close to the event — and it turns out that there was a very good reason for it.

Updated December 21

Jay Cook proposed to Eva Rouse on Friday, December 17th, and this was part of the proposal! It all made sense when I got this picture:

So, it was neither an egregious assault on proper spelling nor was it an intentional mockery of the holiday, or a veiled criticism of a supposed declining quality of public schooling and/or general knowledge due in part to computer spellcheck (a theory which I  was rather fond of, although I’ll admit that’s a bit of a stretch). Instead, it was a romantic and clever way to pop the question. By the way, she totally said ‘Yes’.

Congrats, you two!


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