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Canadian town rethinks 'Land of Rape and Honey' slogan

The Economic Development Office's online survey asks residents whether "it is time for Tisdale to update our Town brand."

By Ben Hooper

TISDALE, Saskatchewan, April 22 (UPI) -- The Canadian town of Tisdale, Saskatchewan is asking residents to weigh in on changing the town's slogan from "The Land of Rape and Honey."

The phrase, which actually refers to rapeseed, a source of animal feed, vegetable oil and biodiesel fuels, is printed on the town's welcome sign and officials are surveying residents to determine whether the slogan should be changed.

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Officials said the word "rape" is associated by many with sexual assault more than the city's crop, which has actually decreased in recent years to less than 1 percent of crops grown in the area.

The Economic Development Office's online survey for residents said honey production has also "decreased significantly."

"Do you believe it is time for Tisdale to update our Town brand?" the survey asks.

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