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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. notme says:

    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

    • Road Scholar in reply to notme says:

      So we can put you down for the pro-rape crowd? Why am I not surprised…Report

    • Damon in reply to notme says:

      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

      • Alan Scott in reply to Damon says:

        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

        • Damon in reply to Alan Scott says:

          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. Glyph says:

    Al Jourgensen could not be reached for comment.Report

  3. 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. Damon says:

    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. Kim says:

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

  6. Kolohe says:

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

  7. dragonfrog says:

    Also, from the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board c. 20 or 25 years ago.×269.jpgReport

  8. Notme says:

    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. ScarletNumber says:

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  10. KatherineMW says:

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