"Gimme a Break"..is RIGHT!!

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  1. Becca

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    Can you believe THIS?

    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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    Whatever. More bleeding heart liberal crap.
     
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    The only thing that I can't believe is that this story didn't originate in San Francisco.

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  5. FLYBOYJ

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    I never knew "ho" was a word derogatory towards women?
     
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    And soon you won't be able to take a crap without offending someone or something...
     
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    HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO, there I said it. Unbeleivable. Soon insanity will be the norm rather than the excepeption. I hope I didn't scare anybody or offend some prostitutes that may be viewing this site.
     
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    Those people are getting coal in their stocking.
     
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    Oh yea.... Don Imus got busted for referring to a female basketball team
    as "nappy headed ho's".....

    Charles
     
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    That all depends on where you take it !!

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    ho ? thats a farm implement
     
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    When you see a rowboat coming ashore with some ladies in it... dont say "OK, now lets get those oars off the boat"
     
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    :lol: Erich..which give a WHOLE new meaning to "grub- ho(e)"
     
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