Whore, whore, whore.

Poor Santa Claus. Still reeling from the ignominy of having Christmas lights renamed “Winter decorations” in some UK towns last year, the gravitationally challenged present deliverer has been instructed to ditch his trademark laugh. Santas in Sydney, Australia now have to say “ha, ha, ha” instead of “ho, ho, ho”… because “ho” is black American street slang for “prostitute”, as every Antipodean five year old surely knows.

One Santa described as “disgruntled” said he’d been told not to use the term because it might “frighten children”.

We quite agree. What child wants to be placed on the knee of a strange old man who repeatedly calls them a whore, then gives them a lollipop?

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