The City That Rhymes With Fun.

petros

The Central Scrutinizer
Nov 21, 2008
110,103
11,710
113
Low Earth Orbit

Experience Regina apologizes following criticism over 'offensive' slogans​

Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as The City That Rhymes With Fun and Show Us Your Regina. (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)
Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as "The City That Rhymes With Fun" and "Show Us Your Regina." (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)
Updated March 19, 2023 5:23 p.m. CST
Published March 19, 2023 3:16 p.m.

Some residents of Saskatchewan's capital city have been vocal with their disapproval of Tourism Regina's latest rebrand, prompting an apology from the organization.

Tourism Regina, now named ‘Experience Regina’ as of March 16, is seeking to own a crude joke that has followed the Queen City for many years.

The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”

Some residents of Saskatchewan's capital city have been vocal with their disapproval of Tourism Regina's latest rebrand, prompting an apology from the organization.

Tourism Regina, now named ‘Experience Regina’ as of March 16, is seeking to own a crude joke that has followed the Queen City for many years.

The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”

The phrase ‘Experience Regina’ originally stemmed from a 2008 viral hit on YouTube.

RELATED STORIES​

The video featured a slideshow of Regina related google image results and a synth-wave score, seemingly posing as a low-budget tourism promotion film.

The song’s only lyrics aside from some spoken dialogue? ‘Experience Regina’ for two minutes and twenty-seven seconds.

With almost 700,000 views to date, the video has kept popping up. Popularized by everything from TSN to Jimmy Fallon in the 14 years since its release.


“Our City has been living this brand for a while now, and we thought it was time to own it,” a tweet from Experience Regina read.

However, not all residents in the Queen City are entirely okay with the change, claiming that other associated slogans with the campaign such as ‘Show us your Regina’ and “The City that Rhymes with Fun” are inappropriate.

However, with the criticism, came messages of support for the overall change in tactics for tourism in the Queen City.

 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
23,829
8,394
113
Regina, Saskatchewan

Experience Regina apologizes following criticism over 'offensive' slogans​

Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as The City That Rhymes With Fun and Show Us Your Regina. (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)'s new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as The City That Rhymes With Fun and Show Us Your Regina. (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)
Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as "The City That Rhymes With Fun" and "Show Us Your Regina.”
Heard them all. Still laugh!!
The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”
A little?
The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”
Fools Text to Talk pretty consistently. Probably more than a little….
The song’s only lyrics aside from some spoken dialogue? ‘Experience Regina’ for two minutes and twenty-seven seconds.
 

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
36,272
3,093
113

Experience Regina apologizes following criticism over 'offensive' slogans​

Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as The City That Rhymes With Fun and Show Us Your Regina. (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)'s new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as The City That Rhymes With Fun and Show Us Your Regina. (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)
Experience Regina's new logo. The tourism organization is facing criticism online, following the release of several associated slogans such as "The City That Rhymes With Fun" and "Show Us Your Regina." (Source: Experience Regina Twitter)
Updated March 19, 2023 5:23 p.m. CST
Published March 19, 2023 3:16 p.m.

Some residents of Saskatchewan's capital city have been vocal with their disapproval of Tourism Regina's latest rebrand, prompting an apology from the organization.

Tourism Regina, now named ‘Experience Regina’ as of March 16, is seeking to own a crude joke that has followed the Queen City for many years.

The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”

Some residents of Saskatchewan's capital city have been vocal with their disapproval of Tourism Regina's latest rebrand, prompting an apology from the organization.

Tourism Regina, now named ‘Experience Regina’ as of March 16, is seeking to own a crude joke that has followed the Queen City for many years.

The joke, of course, being that “Regina” sounds a little like “vagina.”

The phrase ‘Experience Regina’ originally stemmed from a 2008 viral hit on YouTube.

RELATED STORIES​

The video featured a slideshow of Regina related google image results and a synth-wave score, seemingly posing as a low-budget tourism promotion film.

The song’s only lyrics aside from some spoken dialogue? ‘Experience Regina’ for two minutes and twenty-seven seconds.

With almost 700,000 views to date, the video has kept popping up. Popularized by everything from TSN to Jimmy Fallon in the 14 years since its release.


“Our City has been living this brand for a while now, and we thought it was time to own it,” a tweet from Experience Regina read.

However, not all residents in the Queen City are entirely okay with the change, claiming that other associated slogans with the campaign such as ‘Show us your Regina’ and “The City that Rhymes with Fun” are inappropriate.

However, with the criticism, came messages of support for the overall change in tactics for tourism in the Queen City.


never been there. after looking at the tourist video, perhaps thats a good thing. ;)
 

Tecumsehsbones

Hall of Fame Member
Mar 18, 2013
56,064
7,313
113
Washington DC
No, that’s an observation.
I get the feeling you're a bit irked. Not my intention. Your lady's no fool. I was just amplifying what she said. If one idiot being offended is the standard, that either means you can do anything, because somebody will always be offended, or you can't do anything at all, because some idiot will be offended by anything.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Dixie Cup

Decapoda

Council Member
Mar 4, 2016
1,682
801
113
I've heard the lame song before, but I don't think I've ever seen that video before. All I can say is...lol.

Was it endorsed by the city originally? Really had to slow down the video to grab the frame...guess we must have had a better sense of humor back then.

Screenshot (22).png
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Satelitte Radio Addict
May 28, 2007
14,678
2,415
113
Toronto, ON
I think they should have run with the slogans. Far more fun than anything Regina has to offer.

(No offense to anyone living there. It is a fine place to live and work. But not a lot to offer for a tourist).
 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
23,829
8,394
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
I think they should have run with the slogans. Far more fun than anything Regina has to offer.

(No offense to anyone living there. It is a fine place to live and work. But not a lot to offer for a tourist).
“Regina, the city that rhymes with fun…in Saskatchewan, the province that’s easy to draw!!”