The small Canadian town of Tisdale is reconsidering whether it should replace the town’s current slogan “Land of Rape and Honey.”
To be clear, Tisdale is not a penal colony for young men booted from America’s worst frats. The “rape” in the town’s slogan comes from “rapeseed“, an oil seed which is one of the globe’s largest sources of vegetable oil.
The Tisdale town council is surveying residents to figure out whether or not to change the name …
The Tisdale survey does not deal with that aspect of the controversy, but notes that today, organic rapeseed accounts for less than one per cent of the crops grown in the region. Canola is now king.
For that matter, honey production has decreased significantly, too.
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.
The survey also suggests some alternative slogans:
Hub of the Northeast.
A Place to Grow.
A Place to Bee.
Land of Canola and Honey.