Why? Because it might offend some women
You heard me right. Santas in Australia's largest city are being forbidden to say "ho ho ho" this Christmas and replace it with "ha ha ha". The reason: Because the word "ho" is occasionally used in America as a derogatory word about women.
Let's make no mistake about it. I am definitely against its use as a put down or as a sexist comment and we, as Imus discovered, can become too casual when speaking it.