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What is ho-ho-hos?

 
 
Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:25 am

Context:
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Sure, there are cookies and candy canes, hot cocoa and ho-ho-hos.
But being a professional Santa can also mean dealing with dirty diapers.
 
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:28 am
@oristarA,
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It is perhaps a play on words. Ho-Hos are a rather disgusting, super sweet, confection that kids like and you can buy at most convenience stores. "Ho-Ho-Ho" is also what Santa yells out as a greeting.
Ceili
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:34 am
@maxdancona,
With respect Max, I don't think this statement is a play on words at all. This has nothing to do with ho ho's.
It's all about the day and the life of a Santa, a good one masters his ho ho ho's.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:36 am
@Ceili,
Yes, I think you are right Ceili.

On second reading I agree with you (the other food references threw me off). I was wrong about the reference having anything to do with the sickly sweet confection.

It just a reference to being able to give the tradition greeting of Santa Clause.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 10:55 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:

With respect Max, I don't think this statement is a play on words at all. This has nothing to do with ho ho's.
It's all about the day and the life of a Santa, a good one masters his ho ho ho's.

Your reference is clear to those who understand the Santa reference but you kind of forgot to answer oristarA's question.

oristarA?

"Ho-ho-ho" is a signature catch phrase associated with Santa. People regurgitate the phrase to others during the Christmas season. It's a traditional Christmas greetings.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 11:03 am
@tsarstepan,
I don't believe in beating a dead fish. Max had already answered the question.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 11:33 am
@Ceili,
Ceili wrote:
ho ho's. [...] a good one masters his ho ho ho's.


And in so doing avoids the greengocer's apostrophe.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 23 Dec, 2012 11:34 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
the tradition greeting of Santa Clause.


The traditional greeting of Santa Claus?
McTag
 
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Reply Mon 24 Dec, 2012 09:42 am
@contrex,
And the Jolly Green Giant.
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