Political Correctness is going too far. We’re so afraid of saying the wrong thing so we don’t offend a person, group or animal. This age we live in frustrates me to no end.
This is an article I found this morning – banning Santas from saying, “Ho Ho Ho” for it is offensive to women. Gimme a break!
“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.”
I saw that this morning on yahoo. How crazy.
That’s really dumb, especially as the offensive version of the word isn’t really used in Australia anyway, well, not much. Sometimes just go too far. Hopefully this story is untrue, or will be seen for how silly it is. How embarrassing to be an Australian when stories like this are going around the world!