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Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women

Postby Ian on Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:53 pm

And here I thought the US was bad. In Australia, they're afraid that Santa's going "ho ho ho" will be offensive to women.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071115/od ... masoffbeat

Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday.

Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported.

One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:03 pm

I read about this.... I can't believe how stupid it is :o
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Postby LoneWolf on Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:06 pm

John Howard putting out unofficial decrees, perhaps? #-o
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Postby JamieW on Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:02 pm

"Ho ho ho" wasn't actually offensive until they officially took the position that the reference was to "whores" instead of "ho" as defined as an interjection. So they made it offensive in...order...to stop it...from being offensive? I'm so confused I'm going to start wearing my Santa hat and saying "whore whore whore."
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Postby MediumRare on Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:42 pm

JamieW wrote:I'm so confused I'm going to start wearing my Santa hat and saying "whore whore whore."

Do you mean like this ? :wink:

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Postby Ian on Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:31 pm

I see a new avatar in JamieW's future.
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Postby redk9258 on Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:51 pm

LOL..
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