In 1943 The Decima Mas was a flotilla of the Italian Fascist navy used against the partisans. It has largely been forgotten about, until recently when one of the contestants on Celebrity Big Brother got thrown out of the house for wearing a tshirt with the logo.
Of course, in 2022 this has caused not a little confusion – the Decima Mas – shortened for ease to X mas, has meant that the Christmas message from the comune of Pozzallo in Sicily has resulted in calls to the mayor complaining that he is spreading a fascist message. To show his democratic credentials, any vistor to Pozzallo will now be greeted by a large display wishing them a Happy Mas.
Merry mas to one and all.