Thursday, November 15, 2007


Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women

Wed Nov 14, 11:04 PM ET
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.
"Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexualising children called Kids Free 2B Kids.
"We are talking about little kids who do not understand that "ho, ho, ho" has any other connotation and nor should they," she told the Telegraph.
"Leave Santa alone."
A local spokesman for the US-based Westaff recruitment firm said it was "misleading" to say the company had banned Santa's traditional greeting and it was being left up to the discretion of the individual Santa himself.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween question of the day

Should you give candy to kids/teens not dressed up?

I say, if they cannot afford to dress up, there are still other things you can do like dress in a sheet, glue things on clothes, dress as a boy if you are a girl and vice versa, etc. At least be SOMETHING. I say that if you do not put forth the effort, then you don't deserve the treats.