What’s in a name

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What’s in a name

Some residents of Tisdale, a Canadian town that’s called itself "the land of rape and honey" for 57 years think it might be time to change their motto. This agricultural town is historically known for...

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What’s in a name

Some residents of Tisdale, a Canadian town that’s called itself "the land of rape and honey" for 57 years think it might be time to change their motto. This agricultural town is historically known for producing honey and rapeseed, a flowering yellow plant cultivated for the oil of its seeds. But that's not the meaning of "rape" that comes to most people’s minds when they see the slogan plastered all over the town’s signs. "Once you explain, it eases things up a bit," Mayor Al Jellicoe told the Toronto Star last month. "But when you’re trying to deal internationally or nationally -- I don’t want to do that every time we entice a business to the area."

rape/ici colza (aussi viol) – seed/graine - to plaster/placarder, afficher - to ease up/soulager, détendre, ici aider à comprendre - to deal, dealt, dealt/traiter, négocier - to entice/attirer, séduire, ici convaincre, persuader

Publié le 30/11/-0001

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