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Welcome to Black FridayPosted Friday, November 26, 2010, at 10:46 AM
Is today (if you're reading this on Black Friday) too commercialized?
I've noted in past years how TV commericials have changed the pronounciation of THANKSgiving to ThanksGIVING, note the emphasis.
But this is the first year I've seen the term "Black Friday" so openly used in promotions and in naming the day, as opposed to being used primarly as a trade term by retail insiders.
And more stores are opening on Thanksgiving. I'm guessing the next step will be retailers urging families to shop together on Thanksgiving Day and eat one big meal at night, just long enough to gas up for Black Friday.
The holiday season wouldn't seem the same without buying sprees...as long as retailers don't begin to cut into family time.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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