TANENBAUM [TAN-uhn-boum]: German word for fir tree; adopted to mean Christmas Tree

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Living in Rhode Island, I’ve watched the debate (now somewhat tempered) over the past couple of years as to whether the decorated fir tree in the State House should be called a “Christmas Tree” or a “Holiday Tree.”   I tend to come down on the side of those (Governor Chafee especially) who prefer to see […]