29 thoughts on “Adventures in civic marketing

  1. 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 niggardly

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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.

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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”

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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.

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  2. 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…

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  3. 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.

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