Reader's letter - 'When was the name of our dear old Father Christmas changed to Santa Claus? I suspect our American cousins are responsible for that'

Regarding the letter from DA Wragg (Thursday, 30th September), I would comment as follows:

Friday, 29th October 2021, 3:04 pm

I find the following mispronunciations most annoying:

Miricles (s/be Miracles)

Esculate (s/be Escalate)

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'When was the name of our dear old Father Christmas changed to Santa Claus? I suspect our American cousins are responsible for that'

Challinge (s/be Challenge)

all of which are commonly used on both radio and television.

Another pet hate is “Can I get” instead of “Can I have”, although “May I have” is more correct.

Finally, when was the name of our dear old Father Christmas, changed to Santa Claus? I suspect that our American cousins are responsible for that, but I am willing to be corrected.

Like Mr/Mrs DA Wragg, I fear that our traditional English grammar is becoming a thing of the past.

God bless you all.

Margaret H Perry (Mrs)

Margetson Drive, New Parson Cross Est., Sheffield, S5