IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Now, I've Heard Everything!!!

Actually heard this on the news - a group of women are wanting Santa Claus to stop saying, "Ho, Ho, Ho," because it demeans women! Can you believe this???!!!??? They want the rotund, jolly man to say, "Ha, Ha, Ha." The word "Ho" sounds like, what....whore? I think not unless you're incapable of proper speech. If people would pronouce words correctly this wouldn't have even crossed some little pinhead's mind... Stop the world! I want off!!!!!!!
(And in case anyone thinks this is racially based, it isn't - people of all races are speaking this way!)

8 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

The problem lies with the corruption of the English language, HO, HO, HO, is not the problem, lack of education of those that are offended is the problem.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i heard this to gracie. i was amazed that the world has come to this. it is dreadful that our language has become so corrupted and degraded. just dreadful... happy thanksgiving honey.

smiles, bee

Gattina said...

I didn't know that Santa Claus only spoke english ! In other languages the Ho, ho, ho means more a knocking sign on the door or just "I am here !" Apparently dirty phantasy is existing everywhere !" Hahaha sounds ridiculous (hahaha !)

Travis said...

Ditto to what Sarge said.

A hoe is a garden tool. And Santa says "ho ho ho" because he's jolly.

Sheesh! When are people going to start focusing on the things that are really important?

Asara Dragoness said...

Oh my goodness.. that is so ridiculous!!! How in the world did we come to this?

Lois Grebowski said...

There are days I think we are in a sad, sad world...

katherine. said...

I saw this too...geeez...and also the group that doesn't want Santa to be chubby cause it promotes unhealthy life style...whatEVER...

Gloria said...

Sometimes it amazes me how some women find offense in EVERYTHING.

I had an entry about this a few days back. Though with a different twist. In Australia, Santas hired by Weststaff management have to sign a clause agreeing to the no "ho ho ho" thing.

Political correctness coupled with gross ignorance is really annoying.