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December 07, 2007

Santa Claus Fired in Auzzie Land For Saying HO-HO-HO-

Not laughing now: John Oakes, pictured here as Santa, claims he has been fired for saying 'ho ho ho' - which is offensive to women

Ho-ho-ho is a no-no for store's Santa Claus - because it is 'offensive to women'

Daily Mail Co.UK

A shop has sacked its Santa Claus for saying Ho-ho-ho.

John Oakes, 70, got his marching orders after the store decreed that women might be offended because 'ho' is American slang for a whore.

Instead, he was supposed to say Ha-ha-ha.

"They're are trying to kill the spirit of Christmas," said Mr Oakes, who has been a Santa for ten years.

He was also found guilty of singing Jingle Bells at the Myer department store in Cairns, Northern Australia.

He said: "The manager told me my services were no longer required.
"When I asked her why, she replied, 'You said Ho-ho-ho and that's not appropriate'.
"Not appropriate? How long has Santa been calling Hohoho, for goodness sake?
"She also said I wasn't supposed to sing."

A spokesman for the store insisted the elderly Santa was dismissed because of 'his attitude' and not for his Ho-hohoing.

"Our Santas are not banned from using the term," he insisted.

Mr Oakes, who is looking for a new job as Santa, says he is prepared to sing, shout Ho or Ha.

But he draws the line at clambering down chimneys.

Wild Thing's comment........


It shouldn't be offensive to any woman if you ask me. If a woman is offended by a Santa saying ho..ho..ho.. She needs to first see a mental health professional and then get a life.

This man will be the first known victim of Ho Ho Ho rules. Good grief, I don't know. I wonder if they are allowed to call the female dogs bitches? Saying “Ha Ha Ha” would probably offend the local clown union or some other group standing in line to become a victim.

What is next will “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” gets banned as racist?

The liberal political correctness disease causes real damage to real people. Why won’t people wake up and put a stop to this madness?

I know one thing the next time anyone tries to tell me how something should be said with keeping political correctness in mind they will be told off big time.

I am so sick of these 'politically correct' fools dictating how the rest of society is run. I desperately wish people would just start slapping these idiots upside the head when they pop off like that. If they are so easily offended at the least little thing, why haven't we offended them senseless yet?

We are way overdue for the PC pendulum to swing the other direction. We need an Offensiveness Surge. Let's offend the daylights out of them. No doubt there are more of us non-PC thick-skinned types than there are of these whiners.

Since we are all very well versed in all the stupid little things that set them off, offending them at every turn should be a very easy mission to accomplish. Keep these thin-skinned 'touchy-feely' idiots so busy being offended at every little thing, everywhere they go that they can't leave the house.

Let's purge all these hyper-sensitive 'tender-hearted' cry-baby whiners from our society all at once. Just think how much fun it will be to make these fools turn blue in the face and wet themselves at the slightest thing.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 7, 2007 11:55 AM


In fairness when he said "HO, HO, HO" several women did turn around and say "Hi, Hi, Hi"

Posted by: Blankman at December 7, 2007 03:38 PM

What about 'Yellow' snow, in the snoopy cartoon it was always said, "Don't eat yellow snow". Is that going to be outlawed next.

Posted by: Mark at December 7, 2007 03:57 PM

Blankman, hahaha and I bet they didn't complain either.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 7, 2007 05:13 PM

Mark, LMAO oh wow I had forgotten about that one. hahahaahhaa

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 7, 2007 05:13 PM

with all due respect, while "don't eat yellow snow" has been around a long time, it didn't come from Snoopy and Peanuts.

Posted by: Trish at December 7, 2007 08:29 PM


Is this a trick question... I am all ears, Where did it come from.

Posted by: Mark at December 7, 2007 09:31 PM

Ok Frank Zappa, ??? I know, I've seen it related to snoopy,

Posted by: Mark at December 7, 2007 09:34 PM

Mark, heh heh that's it......Frank Zappa


Posted by: Wild Thing at December 7, 2007 11:27 PM

HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS and 'tis the season to tell the pc Grinches to kiss Rudolph's ass this wonderful CHRISTMASSY CHRISTMASTIME SEASON of the year. Happy birthday baby Jesus!

Posted by: drstrangeloveb52isok at December 7, 2007 11:47 PM

drstrangeloveb52isok, Amen to that. Thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 8, 2007 01:59 AM

Mark--Wild Thing is right. "Don't you eat that yellow snow" is one of the lyrics from Frank Zappa's "Apostrophe" album.
What you're thinking of are some badly drawn cartoon PARODIES of Snoopy, using Zappa's lyric to mock the gentle humor of Peanuts. The irony here is that the purpose of those cartoons was to offend people, so it's not comparable to this situation--unless you think Santa really is saying, "Whore, whore, whore."

Posted by: Trish at December 8, 2007 04:20 PM