• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Whitsun, Whit Sunday, Whitsunday, Whitsuntide, Pentecoste, Pfingsten - what words do you use?

I use ....

  • Whitsun

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Whit Sunday

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Whitsunday

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Whit Monday

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Whitsuntide

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • Pentecoste

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • Pfingsten

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • others

    Votes: 1 25.0%
  • none

    Votes: 1 25.0%

  • Total voters
    4

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Whitsun, Whit Sunday, Whitsunday, Whitsuntide, Pentecoste, Pfingsten - what words do you use?

And do all of the mean the same to you?
 

Elora

The best is yet to come...
DP Veteran
Joined
May 28, 2017
Messages
44,474
Reaction score
11,264
Location
Down South
Gender
Female
Just another day...
 

Gordy327

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 5, 2022
Messages
10,261
Reaction score
6,553
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Whitsun, Whit Sunday, Whitsunday, Whitsuntide, Pentecoste, Pfingsten - what words do you use?

And do all of the mean the same to you?
They mean absolutely nothing to me personally.
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
I use a few of those words.

What do NOT use is "Pentecoste".
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
@ England


In the North West of England, church and chapel parades called whit walks still take place at this time (sometimes on Whit Friday, the Friday after Whitsun).[8] Typically, the parades include brass bands and choirs; girls attending are dressed in white. Traditionally, Whit fairs (sometimes called Whitsun ales[9]) took place. Other customs, such as Morris dancing, were associated with Whitsun, although in most cases they have been transferred to the Spring bank holiday. Whaddon, Cambridgeshire has its own Whitsun tradition of singing a unique song around the village before and on Whit Sunday itself.[10]

 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed



Whitsun Procession (1961)​

 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Has "Whitsun" etc dis-appeared in the English language?
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
In Denmark they say: "Glædelig pinse!" = Happy Whitsun!
 

phoenix2020

Founder, Cyborg Gorillas
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Joined
Nov 4, 2020
Messages
8,146
Reaction score
9,802
Location
California
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Centrist
Whitsun, Whit Sunday, Whitsunday, Whitsuntide, Pentecoste, Pfingsten - what words do you use?

And do all of the mean the same to you?
These words mean nothing to me and I use none of them.

While we're on the subject, I'm rather fond of the word pumpernickel. How do others feel about this word?
 

venice_ca

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 2, 2021
Messages
1,434
Reaction score
1,357
Location
Southern California
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Progressive
While we're on the subject, I'm rather fond of the word pumpernickel. How do others feel about this word?
Meh.

I prefer ciabbata, filoncino, schiacciata, or focaccia if we’re discussing words for bread(s). These are words that let your tongue and breathing have a joyful ride.
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
2 out of 4 say:

Pentecoste​

 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Protestant fundamentalists probably think that "Whitsuntide" is something pagan and satanic?
Am I right?
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed

Do you wish: Happy Whitsun!

Here in Germany we do! We say: "Frohe Pfingsten!"

In the Anglo-Saxon world Whitsun seems to be forgotten holiday.
Lots of people do not even know the word "Whitsun".

One leaves Whitsun to those terrible "Pentecostals" who have completely perverted this holiday.

Nobody wishes "Happy Whitsun"?
 

Rumpel

Gewürztraminer
DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 10, 2019
Messages
22,002
Reaction score
3,340
Location
Black Forest
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
@ Pentecoste

That word reminds me unpleasantly on those pentecostal "talking in tongues" and other humbug.
 
Top Bottom