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#1 2006-05-26 01:16:52

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'holly land' for 'holy land'

This is surely a misspelling in many cases but, suspiciously:

1) it’s unusually common (27k ghits) and 2) there’s that connection between holly and Christmas.


Christmas – Gifts & Occasions…
Dimensions 2.3*3.2*7.0 inches Hand made Olive Wood Nativity set in the Holly Land … … price+high

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Holly Land…
Looking for Pure Olive Oil? We offer you Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Holly Land, Jordan and Palestine.

... Selling water from the Jorden river and also planting trees in the Holly Land. ...

He explains that the Crusades were in response to Muslim aggression against Christians and Jews who were in the Holly Land long before Mohamed ever…

first of all, palestine is an islamic holly land that all muslims in the world hold the responsibility about …



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