Friday, November 16, 2007

What has the World Come To?

This article just made me jump out of my shoes.

The Australian recruitment company Weststaff in Sydney has instructed their staff working as Santa Clause not to use the traditional "ho ho ho" this year but "ha ha ha". Their excuse being that this would scare children a lot less and is more politically correct than "ho (ho ho)" which is American slang for prostitute.

Now I personally think that though prostitution may be the world's oldest business and Santa's "ho ho ho" has been around for decades before some wanna be rapper came up calling his girl/professional lady/who knows what a ho.

By no means would I have ever associated one with the other. Have you? Now I will though. Thanks Weststaff. I guess some people are holier than thou and more politically correct than necessary. Well thanks to bringing this to the world's attention. Parents around the globe are gonna have to re-educate their kids hehe. I don't want Santa to give me a deep from the belly "ha ha ha". I would feel ridiculed and laughed at.

I digress.

This has got to be the silliest thing I have heard this week.


SpAzzGiRL said...

Are you kidding me? This is insane. It's not like they would say a single "ho", what santa does that? And do they really think people are looking at Santa, hearing this and interpreting it as "slut slut slut"?
This was a good laugh for today Kat! LOL

Jules said...


House of Jules

Kat said...

@ Spazzgirl - I know, I had a good laugh too. Though Santa's ho ho ho will be forever tainted by the stupidity of these brainiacs.

@ Jules - yep that was my first thought as well :)

alyndabear said...

Isn't it ridiculous? I'm embarrassed it was a Sydney company!! ;)

Kat said...

Yeah well no need to feel embarrassed :) They did however ruin my picture of the laid back Australians *lol*

Lindz said...

I too am so pissed off about this. Are you freaking kidding me? I hear that they suggest Santa say "hey hey hey". Um Fat Albert santa? No way. Plus, I'd much rather Santa insinuate that I'm a ho-ho-ho than hit on me calling out hey hey hey.

Kat said...

@ Lindz- hehe good point. I had not even considered this but now that you mention it - major LOL

Anonymous said...

Politically Correctness...SUCKS!

Santa says "ho,ho,ho" He's Santa not the Joker from Batman!

WTF!! No one is going to confuse what Santa says to what a Rapper says. OMG! Ridiculous!!

Not So Perfect said...

he he he, ha ha ha, hey hey hey, ho ho ho, I am sorry I am ha ha haing over here. This is hilarious. Are they serious? I think a Santa Claus saying ha ha ha is much more frightening.