No more Ho! Ho! Ho!

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  1. SoulManX The Inspector!

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    Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women


    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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071115/wl_asia_afp/lifestyleaustraliachristmasoffbeat
     
  2. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    I think I beat you. Or did you beat me?
     
  3. SoulManX The Inspector!

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    Great minds:cwink:
     
  4. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Man...society is getting rediculous. First no hugging, now no ho, ho, ho? This is stupid.

    :whatever:
     
  5. Carcharodon Registered

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    Terry beat SoulMan. :o
     
  6. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    I saw Terry's first. Closing...hahaha
     
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