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It's Political Correctness Run Amok

For goodness sake. Now a Santa recruitment company has said that Santa's Ho Ho Ho is offensive to women:

When kids hear Santa Claus bellow, "Ho, ho, ho," is their first thought prostitution?

That concern has prompted an attempt to gag the traditional greeting, and many Santas are now fighting back.

According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, Santas across Australia are rebelling against attempts to change their saying to a more politically correct, "ha, ha, ha."

It all started when the recruitment firm Westaff - which has offices both in the United States and Australia - told its Christmas trainees that the "ho, ho, ho" phrase could frighten children and possibly be derogatory to women.

One told the Daily Telegraph he was taught not to use "ho, ho, ho" because it was too close to the American slang for prostitute.

I think I need to wrap my head in duct tape.


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Comments (14)

I expect they will allow bl... (Below threshold)

I expect they will allow black Santas to continue to say it. It's cultural thing, doncha know . . .

;-)

You mean Santa cant say ho ... (Below threshold)
914:

You mean Santa cant say ho ho ho no more??

What about nappy headed ho ho ho?

How can Ho Ho Ho be offensi... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

How can Ho Ho Ho be offensive to women unless they are one? Someone, a woman, answer that.

Reminds me of Limbaugh's ol... (Below threshold)
Mark L.:

Reminds me of Limbaugh's old saw about the Miss Ebonics USA contest having to be cancelled because no one was willing to be Miss I-da-ho.

I expect they will allow... (Below threshold)
mantis:

I expect they will allow black Santas to continue to say it. It's cultural thing, doncha know . . .

Black Santas in Australia?

What about having the Santa... (Below threshold)

What about having the Santa's saying Ho(la)ho(la)...I am sure the pc crowd in the US are for that...

or (alla)ho to bring in a multi-faith effort,

or maybe just like some in college~ ho(only if drinking)

Gosh how did the Australians come up with this and not even Jesse or Al had to visit??

What utter PC BS!H... (Below threshold)
Bob:

What utter PC BS!

Ho (Getto slang for whore)

Ho Ho (tasty dessert with transfats)

Ho Ho Ho (Jolly Laugh of St. Nick)

These PC assholes need to get a life.

<a href="http://video.googl... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:
Wow, I'd have never known j... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Wow, I'd have never known just how offended I was at Jolly Old St. Nick's jovial declaration if someone hadn't told me so. Brings a whole new meaning to the question, "Have you been naughty or nice?" The "right" answer might depend on what part of town you grew up in.

The people of Westaff have gone bonkers just in time to make it a controversial holiday season in Australia.

8. Posted by The Listkeeper... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

8. Posted by The Listkeeper

Okay, I admit it. I laughed.

I'm tired of politically co... (Below threshold)
Maggie:

I'm tired of politically correct idiots
abrogating the meaning of words, so they
can hijack them.
They need to get a real life!

"How can Ho Ho Ho be offens... (Below threshold)

"How can Ho Ho Ho be offensive to women unless they are one? Someone, a woman, answer that."

You don't have be a ho to be offended, but you have to care about the ho's feelings to be offended on her behalf.

I don't care about the ho's feelings.

mantis (#5) ~ "Black Sa... (Below threshold)

mantis (#5) ~ "Black Santas in Australia?

Anti-aboriginal?

Whats next on the hit list ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Whats next on the hit list of their idiots of PC poppycock nonsense anyway will the JOLLY GREEN GIANT be next becuase he gose HO HO HO hey HA HA HA is more like what you would hear from some nasty villian and santa is a good guy PC is a form of stupididly before you can say JACK ROBINSON they will replace all those great christmas carols with junk like DO THEY KNO ITS CHRISTMAS? Im getting tired of this PC rediclous hog wash i hear that the wheat germ inhaling wackos are after st nick and then the wackos from PETA will want him thrown in jail becuase he keep his reindeer flying around the world on a cold cold night
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