The Ontario provincial government has a proposal for its citizens: how about a new look for their license plates?
Last week, it was reported that the slogan "Yours to Discover" would be replaced on the boards with "Open for Business", a phrase intended to reflect the new economic policies of the progressive conservative government. In some provincial boundary crossings signs with slogan were erected.
In social networks, however, some New Yorkers quickly pointed out that the slogan could involve something: that the person inside the car is available for … services? "As a woman," Open for Business "in my enrollment would not be just disgusting, it would also make me an object of harassment," said Ottawa activist Julie Lalonde, a self-proclaimed "feminist bitch."
Thursday's budget followed a new motto for personal vehicles and was no less euphemistic: "A place to grow." That could also imply something.
As a person whose mind is often in the gutter, this made me think, honestly, quite a bit – about the degree to which our provinces and territories are already giving a little bit and flashing an eye through their sloganeering.
Based on my totally objective and unequivocally correct analysis of your suggestion quotient, here is a definitive ranking of Canadian license plates, from barren to spicy.
13. New Brunswick: "New Nouveau Brunswick Canada"
Look, I am sorry for all those in New Brunswick that are there, but your province is so insane that they had to put the two official languages in the license plate, and for that they have forgotten the country in which you are. The degree is only waking up to certain officials of the Canadian Heritage Ministry (they know who they are). Even so, New Brunswick could have been classified as best if its dishes were not changed in 2011, eliminating the suggestive invitation to "Be … in this place."
12. Newfoundland and Labrador: "Newfoundland and Labrador"
11. Nunavut: "ᓄᓇᕗᑦ Nunavut"
Nunavut is only better than New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador because it has an Inuktitut and, for example, a pretty polar bear. That does not make it spicy. I had more than to work if the slogan mentioned Coral Harbor or any of the entrances to the territory.
10. Saskatchewan: "Land of Living Skies"
This enrollment invites me to pack a picnic basket and sit in a blanket at tables a few meters away from my girlfriend while exchanging promise rings in front of our companion. Say, "Do you want some lemonade" and "Do not forget to use sunscreen?" But Saskatchewan is hard because it is unlikely that any potential phrase that may sue with the suggestion of the name of his capital. While Mick Jagger made the last time that Rolling Stone performed there, Regina "rhymes with fun."
9. C.: "The beautiful British Columbia"
A person can be physically beautiful, safe or have a beautiful personality. You can be in a beautiful place, listening to beautiful music. But it's not "beautiful" a little … is it tasteless? It's like calling something "nice." You are almost doomed with weak praise. Again, what I would have done more to me is an earlier slogan. "The best place on earth", a special edition B.C. Enrollment plate, would be a collection line in bold and wrinkled. Possibly to a collection line.
8. Territories of the Northwest: "Spectacular Territories of the Northwest"
I hope that we can all agree that "spectacular" is a good word to associate ourselves with an intimate experience. But the shape of the card itself – it's a polar bear! – You can undo, unless you are familiar with some of the funniest entries of the CanLit canon. Like New Brunswick, this could be ranked higher if the previous slogan, "Explore Canada Arctic", was still in use.
7. P.E.I .: "Place of birth of the Confederation"
This license plate could be interpreted as an invitation to conceive a union, rather, a sacred duty to do so. Say: "Come in, for here you can unite in the nation" – that, in order not to overthrow it, it is a marriage more sacred than a torrid matter.
6. Quebec: "Je me souviens"
It translates as "memory", an attempt to evoke in the people of Quebec a memory of painful historical moments. But reflecting on those words – in the language of romance, not least – could attract any sweet memory that is flooded. Some will remember the old motto, "La Belle Province" or "The beautiful province." From young and beautiful to old and melancholic? Quebec's license plates are a whole world of nostalgia and anxiety.
5. Manitoba: "Friendly Manitoba"
It is absolutely possible that people in the Winnipeg meeting room who decided to "Friendly Manitoba" had in mind to convey that, well, they are always pleasant Manitoba, they know. But it is a playful word with many meanings. It could happen to someone who thought of what the motto calls to get real nice It is the equivalent plate of "Netflix and cold". It seems innocuous. No
4. Yukon: "The Klondike"
If you want to feel a rush, head to the Yukon, where you can deepen and deepen the gold. You may have to do some exploration, enter a cave or cross a river. You may have to bring your hammer. (You get the momentum)
3. Nova Scotia: "Playground of the Ocean's Canada"
The third place is Nova Scotia, with this small slogan of toys. Nova Scotia has desire. You just want to have some fun.
2. Alberta: "Wild Rose Country"
No slogan evokes the short fragments of a Western romance's body more succinctly. "Take me to the barn, cowboy," he says. Look at some lovers dressed in hats, looking at a pink sunset, breathing deep into the air of Alberta, being close to each other, full of anticipation.
1. Ontario: "You to discover"
The hands down (to the hands, if you want to), Ontario's current enrollment is the most flirtatious. "You to discover" say "Feel free to explore" and "do whatever you want." He is turning around the block since the beginning of the 80's and, without a doubt, he learned one or two things. Would you not like to know? "You to discover" is invited, but not transactional – and, of course, it's not just "a place," it's "yours". This province is not open to business, it is open. a company
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