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Jonathan McLeod

Jonathan McLeod is a writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. (That means Canada.) He spends too much time following local politics and writing about zoning issues. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar notme
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    Meh, another tempest in a teapot by folks that can’t or won’t use the English language correctly. Kind of like folks that object to the word niggardlyReport

    • Avatar Road Scholar in reply to notme
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      So we can put you down for the pro-rape crowd? Why am I not surprised…Report

    • Avatar Damon in reply to notme
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      I brought this up in a post a while back..over a year…and wasn’t believed…until I posted a Wash Post link to the story about a guy using niggardly in a meeting and being suspended/fired.Report

      • Avatar Alan Scott in reply to Damon
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        Please tell me this isn’t going to be one of those threads where folks point to a guy who called his white co-workers cheapskates but found an archaic synonym that sounds like an ethnic slur for his black co-worker, and say “this proves liberals are wrong”Report

        • Avatar Damon in reply to Alan Scott
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          Actually, he said it to a group of black people and one took offense. Demands were made. He was fired. He was offered his job back when the “full investigation” determined that he used the word “niggardly” not “the n word”. It’s a nice intersection of ignorance, racism, bloated outrage, and entitlement politics. Your nation’s capital.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph
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    Al Jourgensen could not be reached for comment.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    If the Washington NFL team were called the Rapists, not only would they not change it, they’d insist that most women didn’t find it offensive.Report

  4. Avatar Damon
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    Funny thing is I can totally see a city naming it after real rape, cause you know, all those indigenous peoples getting raped a killed during the white migration and such…Report

  5. Avatar Kim
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    We almost got Missouri Loves Company as a slogan.
    It made it into the final round, it did.Report

  6. Avatar Kolohe
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    Solution – give Salt-N-Peppa honorary citizenship and make the slogan “Land of Rappin’ Honeys”.Report

  7. Avatar dragonfrog
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    Also, from the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board c. 20 or 25 years ago.

    http://www.funnysigns.net/files/pork-love-400×269.jpgReport

  8. Avatar Notme
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    They should change rape to rapeseed to clarify for all they poorly educated folks out there. It’s sad that folks have been dumbed down so much. It’s also sad that Canada isn’t immune from this growing phenomenon.Report

  9. Avatar ScarletNumber
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    comment deleted by edsReport

  10. Avatar KatherineMW
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    And this is why it’s called canola now.Report

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