You are not going to believe this one.
A recruitment firm has told Australian Santas that 'Ho ho ho' is offensive to women, and might corrupt children.
I'd have posted it sooner but I've only just stopped laughing. Apparently, because the USA uses 'ho' as a slang term for 'whore', the word must be banned in Australia. Which is a different country. On the other side of the planet. This recruitment agency (which is US-owned) apparently now believes Santa's traditional merry chortle has always translated to 'Slut slut slut.'
Oh, I am so going to use that. The next woman who pisses me off is going to get a cheery Santa greeting.
I wonder what's next? If Santa changes to 'Hee hee hee', is that sexist? Will he have to say 'Hee Shee Hee Shee' just to keep it fair? Will we have raging feminists insisting it's 'Shee Hee' not 'Hee Shee'?
I'm not sure whether I should be disturbed by the fact that I fully expect that to happen and will not be in the least bit surprised when it does. The world has far exceeded its quota of idiots. We're going to need someone with ten times Einstein's genius to redress the balance, and they'd better be born soon.
Christmas routinely brings the idiots from their boxes. Perhaps it's because we've cut down all the trees they were busy hugging. I'll be watching for more as the Loony Season approaches. There are already reports of 'Christmas banned so as to avoid offending minorities who have never expressed any concern at all on the subject'. These are now annual events.
Here's one for the Politically Correct to chew on.
Santa wears red, comes out at night, does his work in secret, keeps a host of non-human, supernatural workers and has an affinity for fireplaces. So does someone whose name is an anagram of Santa.
That's right, PC morons. Santa is really Satan! Go and have a meeting about that one.
I do love to bait the brainless. Well, everyone needs a hobby.