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#1 2012-12-29 03:41:00

dino48
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U.K. members a dumb? question?

I have heard of a day called boxers day,that the bosse's etc change jobs with the help on the day after christmas. Is there any truth too this,or am I misinformed. I saw it on a m.a.s.h. tv show years ago.


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#2 2012-12-29 10:02:09

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Re: U.K. members a dumb? question?

The day after Christmas is called Boxing Day in the UK and is a Bank Holiday. I think that traditionally it was the day servants got presents from their employers. Yup! here is Wiki's info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing_Day

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#3 2012-12-29 17:00:18

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Re: U.K. members a dumb? question?

I saw that on TV recently, but can't remember which show. It was about changing jobs as you first mentioned.


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#4 2012-12-29 21:41:52

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Re: U.K. members a dumb? question?

bensonp wrote:

I saw that on TV recently, but can't remember which show. It was about changing jobs as you first mentioned.

Pete I saw it on a M.A.S.H. rerun where one of the british officers was telling our guys about it,but I guess that is just tv. Rodgers explanation makes more since. I think it would be a great holiday if you could get something like that though.


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#5 2012-12-30 19:34:14

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Re: U.K. members a dumb? question?

hi pete. you are right, there is a "reality programme" about the boss pretending to be one of the workers, trying to catch them out i expect so they can fire them. i have no idea what it's called. i cant be doing with all this "lets pretend we dont know there's a camera on us" BS.


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#6 2013-01-03 10:40:14

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Re: U.K. members a dumb? question?

In days of old on the day after Christmas the church poor box or collection box would be opened and the contents distributed to the poor hence the term "Boxing Day"

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