While you’re out in the neighborhood in the next couple of weeks, bumping into Santas to and fro spreading their joy, I thought you might be interested in this tidbit from Sydney, Australia, where Santa’s traditional "ho, ho, ho" greeting is being considered by some to be offensive, close as it is to the U.S. slang word for prostitute. Some Australian Santas have been directed to substitute "ha, ha, ha" for their greeting, and as is always the case, not everyone is taking this directive in a festive, holiday spirit.

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