Thursday, November 15, 2007

It's the end of the World as we know it!

Saint Nicholas Gets a Hohohoectomy
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”.A Santa veteran of 11 years who attended the course told the Sunday Mail the trainer was very clear in spelling out no to “ho”.
Two Santa hopefuls reportedly left the course after the trainer’s edict.The term “ho” is also American slang for a prostitute. “We were told it (ho) was a derogatory term for females and can upset people,” said the Santa, who did not want to be identified publicly.“As far as I’m concerned, a hoe is something you dig the ground with…
I wouldn't exactly call the term "ho" an American slang term though. In today's America only "certain Americans" are allowed to use that term, ask Don Imus!

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