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NVR - "Ho Ho Ho" offensive?

Okay, so I'm all for respecting people's wishes and do my best to not offend people willingly and/or try to be sensitive to other's ideas, beliefs, etc, but sometimes I think we go way too far. Case in point, this article...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071115/wl_asia_afp/lifestyleaustraliachristmasoffbeat

I mean, seriously? Has anyone ever heard Santa say "Ho ho ho" and thought "wow, that's so degrading to women"? Has anyone even considered that beyond a passing, joking thought of, "Heh heh, he said 'ho'"? I wonder if someone actually complained about this or if it's just a case of the company walking on egg shells. Either way I think we've gotten way too sensitive as a whole.

Ha, now I want to make myself a t-shirt that says "You Say 'Ho Ho Ho' Like it's a Bad Thing."

Ha, now I want to make myself a t-shirt that says "You Say 'Ho Ho Ho' Like it's a Bad Thing."

;D  I want one!

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Woah.  I'm going to have to hire a censor to walk around with me and keep me out of trouble.  :o

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Santa is more offensive to me than "Ho, ho, ho."

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I just saw this on msn.com and thought to myself that this is just
re-g*d-d*nm-diculous

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Oh, holy crap..... this is SO freakin' dumb!!

I'd like a shirt too!!

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ha, what a crock of madness.

as a hella angry feminist type, i never thought it was offensive.

ho ho ho is the sound of the fat man belly laugh, found in climates with extremely cold weather and flying reindeer  :D ;)

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Yeah...I just saw this too and I was like WHAT?!?!?!?!? How stupid...I want to meet these woman who are offended by Santa saying Ho Ho Ho! *blerg*

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/SLGxOmmk/santasdead.jpg

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I mean really this just gets me so mad that I have to reply again.  We changed the meaning of "Ho" some time ago to be a deragatory term for a woman.  Now we are offended if someone uses it in one of it's original ways?  People suck.

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ho ho ho is contextual. i can see it perhaps being offensive in certain context (i can think of it somehow coming into being on an offensive "teen boy" shirt of some sorts).

kid on santas lap, "ho ho ho, what would you like little suzie?" is not santa calling her a little ho ho ho

perhaps skanky, lewd santa.... sans children.... goggling women and making other innapropriate jesters/commments and using the "ho ho ho" as part of it... offensive. but i dont think this is a case of "all santas"... not sure if it happens. prob at some points.

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I saw this on the Yahoo! website...and all I could think of was, "Yeah, there's not much else to worry about...we've cured AIDS, reversed global warming, solved the world poverty problem and there isn't a single famine, flood or firestorm on the planet...but Ho! Ho! Ho! That HAS to go!"

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This is crazy.

My reaction was exactly the same as yabbitgirl's.

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I saw this on the Yahoo! website...and all I could think of was, "Yeah, there's not much else to worry about...we've cured AIDS, reversed global warming, solved the world poverty problem and there isn't a single famine, flood or firestorm on the planet...but Ho! Ho! Ho! That HAS to go!"

They are pretty good at distracting us from the real issues, aren't they?

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what a waste of hot air...

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im offended by the state of Idaho.

Idaho? no, you da ho.
;D 

*i saw a teeshirt w/ that on it*

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im offended by the state of Idaho.

Idaho? no, you da ho.
;D 

*i saw a teeshirt w/ that on it*

Hee hee hee!... d'oh, I meant ho ho ho(?)!

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im offended by the state of Idaho.

Idaho? no, you da ho.
;D 

*i saw a teeshirt w/ that on it*

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v166/karolijn/91b15b4d.jpg

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I saw this on the Yahoo! website...and all I could think of was, "Yeah, there's not much else to worry about...we've cured AIDS, reversed global warming, solved the world poverty problem and there isn't a single famine, flood or firestorm on the planet...but Ho! Ho! Ho! That HAS to go!"

They are pretty good at distracting us from the real issues, aren't they?

YES, exactly!

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Idaho? no, you da ho.

No being that funny during the work day!  I just spit out tea onto my keyboard.  ;D

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im offended by the state of Idaho.

Idaho? no, you da ho.
;D 

*i saw a teeshirt w/ that on it*

Haha.  I heard this somewhere too.  Now, seriously, every time I hear the word "Idaho," I say silently to myself "No, you da ho,"  :D

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I loved the Pearls Before Swine series where Rat accidentally ordered Ho Chi Minh's body off of EBay, and when Pig tries to explain to his girlfriend Pigita what happened, he says, "Oh, Pigita ... Rat and I got a Ho."

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