Tisdale, Sask., officially changes 'Land of Rape and Honey' slogan


spaminator
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Tisdale, Sask., officially changes 'Land of Rape and Honey' slogan
Postmedia Network
First posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 01:22 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, August 22, 2016 03:20 PM EDT
After six decades, the town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan is no longer officially known as the "Land of Rape and Honey." Instead, the north-central community is declaring that "Opportunity Grows Here."
Town officials voted unanimously last October to change the dated slogan. On Monday, the town unveiled its new slogan.
"Our survey, our focus groups and the advice that we received from industry experts indicated it was time for an update," said Tisdale director of economic development Sean Wallace in a statement.
"Having a brand that is modern, unique and conveys an easily-understood message is paramount in today's competitive environment."
The “Land of Rape and Honey” slogan referred to the rapeseed crops grown in the area. The second part of the slogan likely comes from Tisdale’s 16-foot roadside statue of 'The World’s Largest Honey Bee.' Still, the town office would regularly have to deal with complaints from those misinterpreting the slogan.
According to a statement, the new slogan "is an evolution that recognizes the community's future aspirations while acknowledging Tisdale's agricultural tradition and expertise."
Tisdale, with a population of around 3,200 people, is located about 210 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.
In honour of the town of Tisdale officially changing, after six decades, its official slogan from "The Land of Rape and Honey" to "Opportunity Grows Here," here are a few other notable town slogans:
Hooker, Oklahoma – ‘It’s a Location, Not a Vocation’
Hutt Valley, New Zealand – ‘Right Up My Hutt Valley’
Okotoks, Alberta. – ‘There are a number of things to do in Okotoks’
La Crosse, Kansas – ‘Barbed Wire Capital of the World
Strong, Maine – ‘Toothpick Capital of the World’
Cheshire, Connecticut – ‘Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut’
Linesville, Pennsylvania – ‘Where The Ducks Walk on Fish’
Beaver, Oklahoma – ‘Cow Chip Capital’
Dumas, Arkansas – ‘Home of the Ding Dong Daddy’
Bushnell, South Dakota – ‘It’s Not The End of the Earth But You Can See It From Here’
Gas, Kansas – ‘Don’t Pass Gas. Stop and Enjoy It.”
The town of Tisdale in northern Saskatchewan is no longer using the slogan "Land of Rape and Honey." (Greg Wiseman/Melfort Journal/Postmedia Network)

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Tecumsehsbones
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Miami, Oklahoma: If you thought you were in Miami, you're in for one hell of a shock.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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How else will the town of Tisdale SK ever make the news?
 
Blackleaf
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Political correctness gone mad.
 
Locutus
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ahhh... so that must be what was retarding poor Tisdale's economic growth and development eh.




And the cock crowed three times, the cock -- three times. It's in the Bible, cock in the Bible.

--George Carlin
 
Danbones
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"rape" and "honey" on the same sign?
they may have just spelt "your" wrong
but hey, maybe if they named the place tits-d-ale
that would pack em in
 
Machjo
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Gotta love that English language.
 
Danbones
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not sure if what I'm writing is actually the free king's english...
there has been some debate...
 
Ron in Regina
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Getting your picture taken in front of the new sign just wont be as much fun
as it was in front of the old one...
 
taxslave
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According to a statement, the new slogan "is an evolution that recognizes the community's future aspirations while acknowledging Tisdale's agricultural tradition and expertise."


More like an acknowledgement that city people are getting stupider.
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

ahhh... so that must be what was retarding poor Tisdale's economic growth and development eh.




And the cock crowed three times, the cock -- three times. It's in the Bible, cock in the Bible.

--George Carlin

Would've been more appropriate to quote his "rape can be funny" routine, no?

And I only bring it up because it's not often one can work that into a post.
 
eh1eh
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I guess if they wanted to keep the SJW feminazis happy the could have changed it to "The Land of Sodomy and Misandry"
 
PoliticalNick
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Quote:

Our survey, our focus groups and the advice that we received from industry experts

What a waste of money. Am I the only one concerned there are 'industry experts' on town slogans? Maybe this is why the world is going to sh^t...just saying.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

"rape" and "honey" on the same sign?
they may have just spelt "your" wrong
but hey, maybe if they named the place tits-d-ale
that would pack em in

Spelt (aka le wheat) is a different crop than rape.
 
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