Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gangsta Santa

All the way from Australia, comes the first “War on Christmas” dust-up with word that some Santas there have been asked to say “Ha! Ha! Ha!” rather than “Ho! Ho! Ho!” since the latter — post gangsta rap and post Imus — now is seen as demeaning to women. I am not making this up.
--Peter Applebome, NYT, on the co-option of a familiar syllable

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