Christmas time – lots of Ho’s about ?

Political correctness has gone too far this time :

THERE’LL be no ho, ho, ho this Christmas. Aspiring Santas have been told not to use the term “ho” because it could be seen as derogatory to women.

Thirty trainees at a Santa course in Adelaide last month, held by recruitment company Westaff, were urged to replace the traditional festive greeting with “ha, ha, ha”.

What tha fxck ?    

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This action is essentially deeming that the true definition for the word “Ho” is really the slang term.

By acknowledging that it could be derogatory, it will BECOME that definition – and will enter the dictionary as such.

Only in America” would be my normal response – but this is in Australia !

But – there are two sides to the tale :

Westaff national operations manager Glen Jansz said the company’s Santas had been urged to “tone down” their use of the “ho, ho, ho” phrase – but he said it wasn’t for fear of offending women.

“The reason behind that is we find that in some cases the little kids can get a little bit scared of the deep ho, ho, ho’s and we ask them to be mindful of keeping their voices to a lower level,” he said.

“And kids are probably more inclined to understand `ha, ha, ha’, than `ho, ho, ho’.”

That’s just mental – leave kids out of it !    Political correctness is nuts in this country – we don’t live in America !  

What’s next – banning the “Tooth Fairy” – as it’s derogatory to Homo-sexuals ?

They’re just words !    Don’t let it become a fuss !

A “ho” by any other name would sound as sweet ?     (Shakespeare)

Santa ho,ho,ho gets heave-ho


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