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    Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women

    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.

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    But if they say "ha ha ha" instead, then won't these ridiculously sensitive people complain that the Santas are laughing at them.
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    OK - so who took 'ownership' of the word ho anyway?

    So whores and prostitutes are the only ones who should be offended by the word and who gives a fu$& about them anyway.

    What the hell are Ralphy and Randy from A Christmas Story going to do when they go see Santa? Better yet, is good liberal Ted Turner going to eventully stop running that classic movie because of that word?

    Gimme' a break - this word sensitivity is getting a little out of hand.

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    Give me a freaking break.
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    Give me a fucking break!!!!

    I think I can safely say that we have somehow let the world become too politically correct for its own good.

    In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the museum there used to be called "The Museum of Man and Nature" Man referring to mankind. The womens activist groups protested and after YEARS of being called "Man and Nature" was forced to change the name to the "Manitoba Museum". There is also speculation that they may change the name of the province because of the"Man"itoba reference.

    What is next? There should be a thread on Political Correct BS.

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    HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO!


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    so will use of the mistletoe be banned because it invites the potential for "sexual assault"?
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    I don't know about the specifics here of this, but EVERY FUCKING YEAR the same newspaper reports that Muslims have pressured shopping centres (especially in the suburb of Bankstown) into removing Christmas displays, despite there being no actual proof of this happening!

    Usually a cursory walk in said shopping centre reveals christmas decorations are alive and well, and you can usually spot more than a random handful of Muslims shopping their little hearts out with apparantly no problem whatsoever

    The telegraph is a rag, I wouldnt wipe my butt on it. I'd be taking this with a grain of salt guys. Next time I'm in the shops I'll interrogate a Santa for ya's!
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    I'm beginning to wonder if this story is any more legitimate than the Paris Hilton/Drunken Elephant deal.
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    the story is probably bogus but it wouldn't surprise me...everyone hates santa these days...

    non-christians bitch about how offended they are at having Christmas shoved down their throat every year and christian fanatics hate him because the emphasis is on santa insteado of jesus...poor santa...he can't catch a break.

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    lol.. I dunno, maybe this did occur as described, but that would seem to run against the Tele's general journalistic practices!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goo View Post
    lol.. I dunno, maybe this did occur as described, but that would seem to run against the Tele's general journalistic practices!
    I've read that two of the trainees working for Westaff quit...oh wait a minute, that's from the Telegraph again.

    Realistically, this was more than likely the result of an internal memo that somehow became public. It's so incredible as to defy explanation. In the U.S.? No doubt. Yet Australia? And why would Aussies give a toss about American slang in the first place?

    Dubious to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    I've read that two of the trainees working for Westaff quit...oh wait a minute, that's from the Telegraph again.

    Realistically, this was more than likely the result of an internal memo that somehow became public. It's so incredible as to defy explanation. In the U.S.? No doubt. Yet Australia? And why would Aussies give a toss about American slang in the first place?

    Dubious to say the least.
    Ah no, we pretty much follow your lead in relation to nonsense like this. It's certainly possible, but as you say, it's more likely the result of some memo or discussion paper that never actually made it to become policy.

    I repeat, I dunno, it's certainly possible, but I wouldnt wipe my butt on the Tele for fear of ending up dirtier down there than when I started!
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    Friggin ridiculous!

 

 

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