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Acorn Arcade forums: Site Comments: Chinese New Year is greater than Valentines - PROOF!
 
  Chinese New Year is greater than Valentines - PROOF!
  rich (08:13 14/2/2010)
  filecore (08:35 14/2/2010)
    sa_scott (11:41 14/2/2010)
      Acornut (12:10 14/2/2010)
      filecore (12:28 14/2/2010)
        Andy_Hodgson (13:29 14/2/2010)
  Lampi (19:32 15/2/2010)
    filecore (07:14 16/2/2010)
      rich (00:00 18/2/2010)
 
Richard Goodwin Message #113378, posted by rich at 08:13, 14/2/2010
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I was wondering which logo would take precedence when the two events happened on the same day. I have my answer.
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Jason Togneri Message #113379, posted by filecore at 08:35, 14/2/2010, in reply to message #113378

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In Finland, it's called ystävänpäivä which falls on the same day but actually means friends' day - you send greetings to all your friends, no romantic angle whatsoever.
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Stephen Scott Message #113380, posted by sa_scott at 11:41, 14/2/2010, in reply to message #113379
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Ah, but it's the year of the tiger, not the dragon - that's in 2012 grin
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Blind Moose Message #113381, posted by Acornut at 12:10, 14/2/2010, in reply to message #113380
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.. year of the tiger..grin
Bummer!unhappy You mean it should have been a 'Stripy Chocolate IconBar' Drool
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Jason Togneri Message #113382, posted by filecore at 12:28, 14/2/2010, in reply to message #113380

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Ah, but it's the year of the tiger, not the dragon - that's in 2012 grin
Actually, the Chinese dragon is often used in symbolic celebrations of all varieties, including national anniversaries, New Year celebrations, and other events. It's kind of a generic symbol, as distinct from the Year of the Dragon.
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Andrew Hodgson Message #113383, posted by Andy_Hodgson at 13:29, 14/2/2010, in reply to message #113382
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Actually, the Chinese dragon is often used in symbolic celebrations of all varieties, including national anniversaries, New Year celebrations, and other events. It's kind of a generic symbol, as distinct from the Year of the Dragon.
In Chinese culture a dragon is considered lucky. Never worked with the mother in law wink
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James Lampard Message #113390, posted by Lampi at 19:32, 15/2/2010, in reply to message #113378
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I was wondering which logo would take precedence when the two events happened on the same day. I have my answer.
Is that because C or D come before V?
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Jason Togneri Message #113393, posted by filecore at 07:14, 16/2/2010, in reply to message #113390

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I was wondering which logo would take precedence when the two events happened on the same day. I have my answer.
Is that because C or D come before V?
If we're talking proper nouns here, then it's S for "Saint" and there's no D involved in "New Year". However, C does come before S, unless the Chinese part is implied (since Western New Year has been and gone already), in which case the end result is still the same anyway, as N comes before S.
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Richard Goodwin Message #113424, posted by rich at 00:00, 18/2/2010, in reply to message #113393
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I knew someone would come up with the "Saint" bit - but a recent complaint to The Times reveals that their styleguide has it as just plain "Valentines", and if it's good enough for The Thunderer, it's good enough for me.

I'm guessing, apart from being an Americanisation, it's probably because the modern "celebration" has nothing to do with the Saint.
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