Often at some point during this perilous journey, the focus is lost and the original reason for the test in the courts is forgotten. However, this is one time that the courts came through with the only reasonable solution. Here, from the folks at Listverse, is that story!
A Canadian Town Lost A Hilarious Battle With Political Correctness
Photo via Canada Journal
Finally, a lighter story to end this mixed bag of a month. After a decades-long campaign, the Western Canadian town of Tisdale was forced to change its slogan. The politically incorrect slogan that got everybody’s knickers in a twist? “Tisdale. The Land of Rape and Honey.”
Tisdale is a major rapeseed producer. The “rape” in the slogan referred to this profitable local crop. Obviously, though, many visitors didn’t see it this way. Back in 2015, the town started a consultation to see if the name might be “insensitive.” By August 2016, they’d finally decided it wasn’t worth the hassle of keeping their non-PC slogan and updated it to “Opportunity Grows Here.”
This isn’t the only time that Canada has offended PC sensibilities. The village of Climax got in trouble for a sign at the town limits telling visitors to “Come Again!” Unlike Tisdale, though, Climax elected to keep its racy slogan.
I'm thinking that the folks that first put this slogan up were a bit short in the common sense department, ya know? Not much was used in the creation of this particular slogan, in my opinion!
Coffee out on the patio this morning!