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Old 11-15-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Ladies--Do you feel offended?

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.

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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That's so insane

I read recently that Santas are being put on diets and thinner Santas are being hired because rotund Santas are dangerous for kids too

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Old 11-15-2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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Can this world get any more oversensitive and ridiculous?
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:33 AM   #4
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^ AMEN sista!

seriously, every year at this time I'm reminded of that George Carlin email that I've gotten a few times, regarding the whole rant people are on about NOT saying Merry Christmas. Screw that, I go out of my way to say it to people in department stores. I would love to find that email again on his letter.

It goes on to talk about other religions holidays and how no ones making a stink about being offended about them. Let everyone just celebrate the way they want to and stop being such scrooges to everyone.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:38 AM   #5
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Please, won't someone think of the hos?
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:41 AM   #6
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could not care less.
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:06 AM   #7
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Was this from the Onion?

I mean, come on...
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:42 AM   #8
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:02 AM   #9
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^^ nah I saw that on Yahoo news, it was one of the healine stories this morning
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #10
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Ha, ha, ha doesn't sound very jolly.
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Originally posted by LarryMullen's_POPAngel
Please, won't someone think of the hos?

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:21 PM   #12
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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Puh-leeze . . . .
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Some people have way too much time on their hands. Totally ridiculous.

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