Seriously…. Aussies are even crazier than Americans…

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found on yahoo
« 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. »

Merci pour l’info Papa!

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