Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ho Ho Ho, No No No!

Jolly Old St Nick has to be careful how he greets the excited little kids in Sydney, Australia. He has been instructed to not to say "ho ho ho" because it may be offensive to women. Instead it is asked that he say "ha ha ha".

"Ho ho ho" supposedly could frighten children and was too close to the slang term "ho" as in whore or prostitute. But notice that laughing at kids is ok.. until someone says it is making fun of their disability, race, sex, age, sexual orientation, hair color, shoes they wear... Then Santa will fall silent and be mute, making fun of those who are not able to speak or hear....

It just never ends.

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