Should Santa be stopped from saying "Ho Ho Ho"

@pilbara (1436)
Australia
November 19, 2007 8:58pm CST
There was a recent debate about this. Apparently there are some people out there who think that Santa should not be allowed to say Ho Ho Ho anymore as it is disrespectful to women. This is a term that was used to express the idea of laughter and it is a shame to see something so wholesome reduced to something disgusting just because in some countries calling someone a Ho is offensive. These people suggest that Santa should now say He He He. I wonder if any feminists will object to that.
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@breepeace (3028)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
Oh my.. you aren't serious are you??? Please say that's a joke. If it's not, then I seriously think we've taken political correctness to a ridiculous level, and I thought it was pretty bad before.
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• United States
20 Nov 07
Here is the link for you as it is not a joke: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071115/wl_asia_afp/lifestyleaustraliachristmasoffbeat It has happened in Australia and may soon hit American Soil as all us American's know, we are a country of aptly approprated sticks. (Tryed to be Politically Correct so as not to offend but.... I mean if you've not grasped... So many Americans have a stick so far up their backsides that they look for a fight and a lawsuit EVERYWHERE. Freedom of speech only works when EVERYONE AGREES) ~~~~~Sorry to break the bad news to you but atleast try to HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!~~~~~
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I'm sorry to say that I am not kidding. Thanks for your response
@loolets2 (106)
• United States
20 Nov 07
That is just PATHETIC. I don't think anyone should even take a second look at this issue. It's ridiculous. They really need to get a hobby rather than trying to draw attention by forming some dumb debate. I don't believe it should change, it's been this way for many many years now, it's what we all grew up with. They need to stop changing every little detail and worry about the bigger problems going on in the world. For crying out loud, she needs a life.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Unfortunately language does change, and terms which were innocent later become offensive to some
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
yes, i have heard about this debate as well... i read in the newspaper the reason is because it scares the chilren when Santa says ho ho ho... i haven't heard that this got something to do with feminism... anyway, i don't really care about this... for me, Santa says ho ho ho or he he he doesn't have much effect on me...
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thank you for your response.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Feminist, or Feminazis, need to cut this out. Santa Claus had been saying, "Ho, ho, ho!" for years, and no one has ever complained until now for some odd reason. Another thing, the slang term "ho" used for "lady of the night" is actually not spelled "ho" it is spelled "hoe" (you can look it up, it really does have an "e" at the end of it), and again it is a slang term used for women who are "ladies of the night". Now, I do not like the word "hoe", but it had nothing to do with Santa Claus saying, "Ho, ho, ho!". Santa Claus had this phrase long before the slang term for "lady of the night" came along.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your reply. I thought it probably was spelled that way, but it's not a term I would use, to me a hoe is a gardening tool.
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
20 Nov 07
hi pilbara.i live in australia and i am absolutely disgusted that the children can not say ho ho ho anymore.children are now not allow to do many things,because it may offend some group or religion,it has become ridiculous.it certainly did not do us any harm all these years to ho ho ho at christmas time
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your reply. Me too. I agree that being PC has become completely ridiculous. I see nothing wrong with ho ho ho either. I sometimes wonder about the minds of people who perceive something offensive in something completely innocent.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
they're kidding! how can they make an issue about Santa's trademark laugh/call?? it is sooo wholesome!!! a trademark can't be changed just like that! not to mention just by a few. Santa has been known with a laugh like that all over the world! and majority doesn't think that Ho Ho Ho is offensive. and how is Ho offensive? what does it mean to them anyway?? i think they better drop it. they are just being too self-centered. they are not the only people in the world. Santa's Ho Ho Ho is accepted throughout the world, they should live with it too.
@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your response. I honsetly don't know how someone could make an issue over that - but they have and whats worse some people take them seriously.
• Canada
20 Nov 07
I think this idea is stupid and if something as innocent as Ho HO HO is taken a bad way it really says something about the society were living in. I do live in a place where hoe and the other word are bad words but little kids should know these words or how they may be expressed in a derrogatory way.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Over the years we have many things taken from us because someone would take offence. For example many schools in countries where christianity is the main religion can't have christmas activities as that would offend people of other religions. I am happy for anyone to celebrate anything relating to their religion as long as they return the favour.
• United States
20 Nov 07
Freedom of speech includes the freedom to be offended. I find the desire to wish ill will on these silly weaklings.
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
Thanks for your reply. I don't wish anyone ill - but I wish they would just cut it out.
@kurtbiewald (2629)
• United States
20 Nov 07
he he he is even more nasty than ho ho ho i thought now he has to say ha ha ha, and that garden implement is now a HA or maybe he should say hey hey hey
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
I agree with you that he he he doesn't sound as good - I think it would just sound silly.
@krowbar (79)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
Nope, Santa used Ho Ho Ho first. I think Santa should file a lawsuit to the people using Ho Ho Ho for non-Santa related stuff heheheh! just kiddin. What's next, they'll ban the use of the word Hoe because the word is offensive to women?
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@raizza07 (98)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
it doesn't matter to me its his trademark already. was it good to hear if he laughs like hehehe? or hihihi? i donth think so lol
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20 Nov 07
No, It has always been around and has never before caused any offence. So for anyone who thinks it is disrespectful is just being stupid
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@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
14 Dec 07
This is the second discussion I've seen of this ridiculous issue--and how about the one where the PC nibnoses are trying to get Santa to lose some weight!?! http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1327444.aspx Either some people have totally lost it or else things like this are part of some sinister plan to turn us into cookie-cutter robots so that they can better control us! Have you read the book 1984!?!
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
14 Dec 07
This is the first time I have heard anything that says it is disrespectful to woman. I love hearing the word Ho Ho Ho from Santa Clause. It is nice to hear people dressed in Santa Clause making such words. It always made my spirits high when I hear the world. I think Santa Clause should not stop making the words Ho Ho Ho mainly because it has been there for a long time. Ho Ho Ho makes the children happy and nothing should be done to stop it.
• United States
13 Dec 07
I think it's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of in my life. Santa is a sacred figure to Christmas lore and shouldn't be messed with. This world is becoming so overly concerned about offending anyone that we're all going to have to run around with tape over our mouths all day long for fear of saying something offensive to someone. It's just stupid.
@acmepride (1547)
• United States
8 Dec 07
This is absolutely ridiculous, at best. Just because some have corrupted dirty minds does not necessarily mean that all have the same wickedly distorted dirty minds. To automatically think that a simple age-old Xmas expression would necessarily amount to something not wholesome is beyond me. Imho, though, what should be stopped are dirty connotations conjured by dirty minds. Just thinking out loud.
• United States
20 Nov 07
I read about this yesterday and thought, "Ha hum." :)