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    Santa saying "ho ho ho" not politically correct?



    http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegrap...l?from=mostpop

    Santa fury at 'ho, ho, ho' ban

    Article from: Daily Telegraph
    By Janet Fife-Yeomans and Amanda Grant
    November 15, 2007 12:00am

    HE is an unlikely revolutionary but this Christmas, Santa is a rebel with a claus.

    He is having the last laugh on political correctness - and it's a great big fat belly laugh.

    Santas across Sydney are rebelling against attempts to ban their traditional greeting of "ho, ho, ho" in favour of "ha, ha, ha".

    Recruitment firm Westaff - which supplies hundreds of Santas across the country - has told its trainees that the "ho ho ho" phrase could frighten children and could even be derogatory to women.

    Two Santa hopefuls reportedly quit the course because of the hullabaloo of the ho, ho, ho.

    One would-be Santa has told The Daily Telegraph he was taught not to use "ho, ho, ho" because it was too close to the American slang for prostitute. He also quit.

    "Gimme a break," Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids, said.

    "We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they.

    "Leave Santa alone."

    Australian Childhood Foundation chief executive officer Dr Joe Tucci said it was the latest example of political correctness gone mad.

    "There is no stronger tradition for children than Santa's ho, ho, ho," Dr Tucci said.

    Yesterday department stores David Jones and Myers and the Westfield shopping centre chain moved to reassure children, and their parents, that Santa and his customary greeting was part of Christmas's present as well as Christmas's past.

    A David Jones spokeswoman said they had discussed the situation with Westaff and their Santas would not be silenced. "Senior management have assured us that Santas provided to David Jones have not been censored in any way," the spokeswoma said.

    At Myer, where Westaff also train the fat men in red suit, Santa could not stop laughing about the suggestion.

    "Myer has not directed our Santas to refrain from using 'ho, ho, ho' and believe the expression is an important Christmas tradition," a spokesman for Myer said.

    Westfield's Santas are recruited and trained by RegProm Marketing and they will be "ho, ho, ho-ing" a Westfield spokeswoman said.

    "Westfield Santas are known for their friendly and welcoming nature and know how to deliver a real festive 'ho, ho, ho'. Sydney mother Maybel Lopez said she wanted her daughter Andria, 5, to grow up hearing Santa's "ho, ho, ho" just like she had and she did not realise it had other connotations.

    "It's what Santa has been saying his whole life - my whole life. It is just a normal thing really for him to say 'ho, ho, ho'," Ms Lopez said.

    Westaff's national Santa co-ordinator Sari Hegarty wrote to stores explaining the company's position.

    "Westaff has been a provider of quality caring Santas for over forty years," Ms Hegarty wrote in an email.

    "Part of our advice to our Santas is that they should be mindful of children having their first Santa experience.

    "We ask our Santas to try techniques such as lowering their tone of voice and using 'ha, ha, ha' to encourage the children to come forward and meet Santa. We wish you and your family a very merry Christmas."

    Westaff national operations manager Greg Jansz said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of Santa himself.
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    "We ask our Santas to try techniques such as lowering their tone of voice and using 'ha, ha, ha' to encourage the children to come forward and meet Santa. We wish you and your family a very merry Christmas."

    That will just make kids feel bad that Santa is laughing at them!

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    I always thought living in a world totally sterilized with political correctness would be so much fun.
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    That has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard.




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    Leave Christmas ALONE! ALL of it! Good grief!

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    Oh holy hell. People, get a grip. Only people that would be offended by Santa saying "Ho Ho Ho!" are women who would normally be called that anyhow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Oh holy hell. People, get a grip. Only people that would be offended by Santa saying "Ho Ho Ho!" are women who would normally be called that anyhow.
    I don't know, Ducky - those women might think he's looking for company and make him an offer.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I don't know, Ducky - those women might think he's looking for company and make him an offer.
    Wasn't that part of the plot for "Bad Santa"?
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    What next?? We already can't hear kids sing the old Christmas Carols because someone might be offended by them.

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    I heard that on the radio this morning...

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    i can't BELIEVE how stupid this is. Santa has been saying 'ho' for a LOT longer that we've been using it as a term for prostitutes.

    even with that aside, this stupid liberal bullshit is going to be the ruin of this great country!

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    seriously annoyed at stupidity.

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    Un-freakin-believable. This actually kinda pisses me off.
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    Speaking of Santa and his 'Ho's


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I don't know, Ducky - those women might think he's looking for company and make him an offer.
    Those women just need to remember Santa only comes once a year.

 

 

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