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Santa Attack

Ray Le Maistre
12/21/2006

1:20 PM -- Call me a grumpy old curmudgeon if you like, but this story brought a swell of wellbeing and pride to my British ventricles.

"Father Christmas was forced to swap his traditional red and white hat for protective headgear after children pelted him with mince pies in Scotland," reports Reuters.

"Santa was hit on the head by pastries thrown from a balcony as he handed out gold chocolate coins at a shopping center in the town of Paisley, near Glasgow, at the weekend," the report adds.

Santa should at least have been prepared for some sort of assault following his 2005 experience. "Last year, the centre's Father Christmas was set upon by youths calling a him a 'fraud and a fake,'" according to Reuters.

Read the full article by clicking here.

— Ray Le Maistre, Yuletide Editor, Light Reading

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opticalwatcher
opticalwatcher
12/5/2012 | 3:31:46 AM
re: Santa Attack
You left out a quote from the article:
"a gang of local "neds", or yobs, threw the pies before running off"

Some UK vernacular that you don't hear in the US:
NEDs: non-educated delinquents
Yob: a drunken careless youth (from Wikipedia)

A Merry Christmas to all you neds and yobs at Light Reading.
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