Santas ho ho ho’ may soon be insulting for women!November 19th, 2007 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Santas traditional ho ho ho greeting may be extinct in Australia, because it sounds too much like the American slang for a hooker.
Father Christmas in Sydney have been asked to say ‘ha ha ha’ instead.
One Santa revealed that recruitment company advised him not to use the term in case it scared kids, apart from sounding like the offensive term.
Julie Gale, who heads up a campaign which works against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids, has now asked for Santa Clauses to be left alone.
“Gimme a break. We are talking about little kids who do not understand that ‘ho, ho, ho’ has any other connotation and nor should they,” The Sun quoted her, as saying.
“Leave Santa alone,” she added.
A local spokesman for Westaff recruitment company said individual Santas were being left to decide on whether to use the term. (ANI)
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