Saturday, November 17, 2007

You're kiddin' me, right??




While watching the news, an interesting story came on about Santa in Australia.


I really like Santa, so when I heard his name I wanted to know what my old friend was up to these days, you know, before the big rush and all….


(he gets sooo busy……you’d think he could stop for a minute and call, but noooo…)


I digress….


That’s when they said something on TV that elicited the only response I could come up with:


“you’ve GOT to be kidding…


Seems in Australia (and I speak not for the whole country or all of its inhabitants) some folks have taken issue with Santa’s jolly greeting of “Ho! Ho! Ho!”


Whaaat???????


Yep. Seems some people have taken “offence” to it..or to the reference (I guess the “ho’s”…??)


Seriously….


SERIOUSLY????????????


Yep, seriously. So he was “asked” to use the greeting of “Ha! Ha! Ha!”


(I don’t know.....looses something the delivery, don’t you think?)


.... what are you thinking people??


And while we’re getting all PC about the wording..then I guess we’ll have to call that tool used in the garden to move dirt and plant , not a hoe, oh no!


Now it should be referred to as a “move the soil-dig the ruts-ready the ground –farm implement”….


And the festive dance first started for farmers?


…not a “Hoe-Down “anymore….but a “Move the soil-dig-the ruts-ready-the-ground- farm-implement-Down”.


I don’t know about you, but the way I see it is if someone’s mind is really that shallow, I want to tell them that Santa, while stuck up in the North Pole with all of those creepy, smiling, pointy-toed-shoes, "Vertically Challenged"elves, deserves a couple of Ho’s……


heeeheeeheehee......


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3 comments:

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

So funny..and I'm thinking that priates can no longer say "Yo HO HO"...probably not! Love your posts.

Vee said...

doesn't it get just more and more ridiculous with every passing day? Soon, we will be totally gagged ... afraid to speak for fear of insulting somebody...hahahah ....nah! not me...if their skin is that thin or they have to dredge up the remotest things to be insulted by...well, .... too bad.

Kind of reminds me of when dear old Dad would say..quit whining or I'll give you something to really whine about.

Pearl said...

Brava!!!!!! That was excellent