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Nzoner
11-15-2007, 07:32 AM
Santas Warned "ho ho ho" Offensive To Women (http://tinyurl.com/3e3spg)


SYDNEY (AFP) - 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.

"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids.

"We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they," she told the Telegraph.

"Leave Santa alone."

A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.

kepp
11-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Wow. I expected this to be from California. I didn't know the Aussies were so PC.

chasedude
11-15-2007, 08:02 AM
One Halloween I dressed up as Santa Claus. Nothing better than walking around drunk at the party calling all the women Ho's. I did have alot of chics setting on my lap that night :D

Lzen
11-15-2007, 08:36 AM
Another example of more PC BS going way beyond common sense.

El Jefe
11-15-2007, 08:39 AM
Stupid Aussies.

Adept Havelock
11-15-2007, 09:34 AM
Bad Aussies! Leave Santa Alone!

vincent
11-15-2007, 09:44 AM
C'mon Aussies....

That's just the way the man laughs....

They'll be really pissed when they find out his sneeze sounds like "ahhh, ahhh, aaahFUGG-YOO!"

FAX
11-15-2007, 09:49 AM
So the hos will be happy but the has will be pissed?

I don't see that we're gaining any ground, here.

FAX

StcChief
11-15-2007, 09:49 AM
should only offensive if they are Ho's....

FAX
11-15-2007, 09:50 AM
Wow. I expected this to be from California. I didn't know the Aussies were so PC.

Australians love their hos, Mr. kepp. Can't say as I blame them.

FAX

Donger
11-15-2007, 09:53 AM
You know you're scraping the bottom of the gene pool when even the British don't want you.

Wile_E_Coyote
11-15-2007, 09:55 AM
Ho, Ho, Ho, who wouldn't know
Up on the rooftop click, click, click
down through the chimney good Saint Nick