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Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby stomperrob » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:33 pm

...apparently because it's now considered to be a reference to hookers in our all too politically correct times!!!

St. Nick claims company fired him for 'ho ho ho-ing' in department store
Reuters
Friday, December 14, 2007

A Santa in an Australian department store said yesterday he has been fired for saying "ho ho ho" and singing Christmas songs to children.

Employment company Westaff, which supplies stores with Santas, had asked them to say "ha ha ha" because the word "ho," which is U.S. slang for whore, could offend women.

In the latest incident, the Cairns Post newspaper said John Oakes, 70, was fired for saying "ho ho ho" and for singing the song Jingle Bells.

A Santa in an Australian department store said yesterday he has been fired for saying "ho ho ho" and singing Christmas songs to children.

They're trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," said the entertainer who has been a Santa for three years.

A Westaff spokesman said Mr. Oakes had been dismissed due to his attitude, not for ho-ho-ho-ing, adding there was no ban on the term.



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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:37 pm

Thats Gay Gay Gay!!! :-B
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Sandrock » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:53 pm

Wow, it shocks me that people are that lame.
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying

Postby moonhead » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:05 pm

at least he wasn't attacking christmas.
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:16 pm

Sandrock wrote:Wow, it shocks me that people are that lame.

no doubt. Why even have a Santa? :-?
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:35 pm

A lot more to this story methinks...
A Westaff spokesman said Mr. Oakes had been dismissed due to his attitude, not for ho-ho-ho-ing, adding there was no ban on the term.
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Karoz » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:36 am

I've heard a lot about the apparent banishment of the "Ho Ho Ho" phrase from many locations. This is absolutely ridiculous... These types of groups are actively searching for excuses to morph our traditions to make them politically correct. They do this so other religions won't be offended, yet they ignore the fact that they are taking away many of Christianity's beloved traditions. Oh, their hypocrisy is killing me.

Anyway, instead of taking away "Ho Ho Ho" from Santa Claus, why don't we teach people to use the original word properly? We shouldn't refrain from using words merely because they are given an alternate meaning due to slang. If someone were to turn my name (Karoz) into a popular insult, should I be forced to change my name and refrain from putting up any public displays which contain it?
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby josebach » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:51 am

Karoz you!!!

JK

Actually, I agree with you... karozhead. :-b
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby Karoz » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:00 am

josebach wrote:Karoz you!!!

JK

Actually, I agree with you... karozhead. :-b


Be careful, Treat might come into here and ban you. }:-) :-b
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Re: Store Santa fired for saying "Ho-ho-ho"

Postby josebach » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:29 am

Karoz wrote:
josebach wrote:Karoz you!!!

JK

Actually, I agree with you... karozhead. :-b


Be careful, Treat might come into here and ban you. }:-) :-b


Treat can kiss my karoz! :-B
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