Via- CBC Saskatchewan
The small Saskatchewan town of Tisdale is taking another look at the slogan it has used for 60 years — “Land of Rape and Honey.”
The community of about 3,200 people is asking residents via a survey whether that brand still works in 2015.
“There’s passionate people who believe it should be changed and passionate people who believe it shouldn’t be changed,” said Sean Wallace, the town’s director of economic development.
“It’s been both famous and infamous.”
Rape in the slogan refers to rapeseed, which has a number of varieties, including canola.
However, seeing the word on the Welcome to Tisdale sign has upset some people, who point out that, fair or not, it evokes sexual assault.
So town council is asking residents for advice. It wants to know if business people feel comfortable with Land of Rape and Honey on their business cards.
Jeez, why does everyone have to get their panties all in a wad? Not really a big deal if you ask me. Quick, what’s Cincinnati’s town motto? I’ll give you $100 if you can tell me right now. See, you can’t. Nobody knows what their hometown motto is, even if you hail from the Land of Rape. Sure things might get a little awkward when you roll up for a first date sporting a “Land of Rape and Honey” vanity plate, but at the very least you’ll have something to talk about over those Applebee’s late night half price apps. Be proud of where you’re from! If she can’t handle the Land of Rape then call her a cab and stick her with the bill for those 4 vodka sodas she drank. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.