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Balladeer
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0 posted 11-17-2007 04:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I heard on NPR this morning that, in Australia, store Santas are not allowed to use the words, "Ho! Ho! Ho!" this year. It could be taken as a slur on women and will not be allowed. They will, instead, use "Ha! Ha! Ha!.

That's appropriate...
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very silly!!!  are you sure that it is true?

Ho Ho Ho is for raindeer.

Ha ha  ha is for horse, right?

Now I see why you said  that it was appropriate.

Do you have their code?
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For as long as that jolly fellow has been around he has said ho, ho, ho besides a Hoe is a flat edged tool used in gardens not a lady of questionable value.

Besides who isn't called a hoe any more save for the nuns.
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Yep, the phrase has been around forever but the world has changed, I suppose. This is no dig at Australia. I'm surprised the U.S. hasn't done the same, with Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson leading the charge.
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So they go from Ho to Ha, and if the subcultures start using Ha in their music & lingo to signify the word Harlot, they'll change it to He, which would be discriminatory favoritism or a slur against heathens....

Merry friggin' Xcommunication.

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speaking of the phonetics of hoe...

when teaching  third graders (8 yr olds) words with the long o sound... when that word came up  and they were asked what its definition was...certain children covered their mouths with their hands and made a "big deal" out of it.

Teaching is almost becoming a "chore" today because of what even the youngest children are hearing and learning that is well beyond their y(ears)!

feeling dismayed~~
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Is that a "chore" or a "cho?"

I'mwondering if the Australians also start their Christmas markdown sales before Thanksgiving?  Oops, they don't do Thanksgiving! Nevermind.

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Actually, there is a rumor going around that the Miss America pageant will be reduced to 49 states next year because they are afraid they won't find any contestant willing to say Idaho.
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But isn't it a double standard, Michael, when you have Idaho demonized for deregatory dialogue, yet Oklahoma doesn't raise any alarms?

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Very good, Noah!!!!
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Ahhhhh, how great it is to be ho.....I mean, indoors for the holidays!

Or is there a war on alliteration going on here too?

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Gotta be careful, Noah. Well, it could be worse. We could be thesbians!
 
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