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Province Defends Marketing of Town of Dildo (Canada)
VOCM Newfoundland Radio ^ | July 15, 2011 | VOCM

Posted on 07/15/2011 9:23:52 AM PDT by tlb

The province is defending its marketing of the town of Dildo after accusations it was being ignored because of the 'sensitive nature' of its name.

On VOCM Open Line with Randy Simms, Tourism Minister Terry French refuted the remarks, saying Dildo is in travel guides for all to see.

French says the town is prominently displayed in the provincial tourism guide. French says on page 260 of the guide, which is a map of the Avalon, Dildo and South Dildo are in the middle of the map. He says the town is mentioned multiple times in the travel guide,and is highlighted online. French says the only place it is not mentioned is in the description of the Baccalieu Trail. French says government is in no way ashamed of Dildo.

A business owner in Dildo takes exception to Terry French's comments. Todd Warren owns Inn by the Bay and George House Bed and Breakfastin the historic town.

He says Dildo is mentioned in the accommodations and attractions sections of the 2011 tourism guide, but is omitted from the more important driving routes. Warren says department officials have told him they don't know how to market Dildo, and they have sensitivity issues in doing so. He says the sign on the Trans Canada Highway which used to have Dildo on it, has now been replaced with New Harbour. Warren says they can't fully benefit from rubber tire traffic if the town isn't mentioned on the driving route map.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Outdoors; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boredoftherings; canada; dildo; dildodaggins; eatingraoul; fingerboard; goodvibrations; newfoundland; pointitouttome; snapontools; southdildo; thehobbit; tourism
Canadian news media presents the latest buzz.


1 posted on 07/15/2011 9:24:00 AM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

It was actually suppose to be Bilbo, but they hired a dyslexic sign paniter.


2 posted on 07/15/2011 9:28:37 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER thaln a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: tlb

One wonders if resident Dildos actively stay lubed.


3 posted on 07/15/2011 9:29:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: tlb
Dildo sounds like such a lifeless place. They could maybe make the town sound more lively and lift the citizens limp ego's by changing it's name to the real thing and erecting a new sign.
4 posted on 07/15/2011 9:30:28 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Yes Palin can defeat the Obamanable snowman!)
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To: tlb

I remembered when Bob & Tom talked about Dildo, NF and even did a parody song on it !


5 posted on 07/15/2011 9:31:35 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: tlb

Is the town of Dildo....um...vibrant?


6 posted on 07/15/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Si Ego Certiorem Faciam Mihi Tu Delendus Eris)
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To: cashless
...they hired a dyslexic sign paniter.

Was it you? :)

7 posted on 07/15/2011 9:32:07 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: tlb

What’s all the buzz about?

Why take the town off the map, did the mayor rub someone the wrong way?


8 posted on 07/15/2011 9:33:08 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

Three interesting places to visit are Dildo, followed by Intercourse (PA), concluding in Climax (CO).


9 posted on 07/15/2011 9:33:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: tlb
What would be so hard about marketing a town called Dildo? I think such a name would really stick out and penetrate the minds of most people.

Add some local flavor like the Amish do offering horse and buggy rides in Intercourse, Pennsylvania and it could really sink in to the public psyche.

A few places offering shopping bags proclaiming "I [heart] Dildo" could even become as popular as our Pennsylvania version proclaiming "I [heart] Intercourse".

10 posted on 07/15/2011 9:34:14 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tlb

Isn’t it a couple of miles down the road from the hamlet of Condom?


11 posted on 07/15/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Don't forget Dick, PA. We have a Climax as well.

It is hard to get to because Dick, PA is so far from Intercourse, PA.

12 posted on 07/15/2011 9:36:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: tlb

So this is where the Northwestern University alums have their parties. Some town in Illinois needs to change its name to “Vibrator” so we can keep those American dollars here in the States.


13 posted on 07/15/2011 9:49:36 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tlb

New travel ad slogan, no charge:

`There’s a Dildo In Your Future—Come See What All The Shouting’s About’


14 posted on 07/15/2011 9:50:51 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: tlb

Dildo’s Mayor has initated an international sister city arrangement with the Mayor of Lesbos.


15 posted on 07/15/2011 9:52:28 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: Lazamataz

*buzz*


16 posted on 07/15/2011 9:54:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Three interesting places to visit are Dildo, followed by Intercourse (PA), concluding in Climax (CO).

You might find the Wikipedia on Ralph Ginzburg amusing.

17 posted on 07/15/2011 10:03:07 AM PDT by cynwoody
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18 posted on 07/15/2011 10:06:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: ShadowAce
ROFLMAO. No. Not me. My brother. It runs in the family. Guess I need to hit the old SPELL button more often. LOL
19 posted on 07/15/2011 10:06:29 AM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER thaln a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: tlb
The province is defending its marketing of the town of Dildo after accusations it was being ignored because of the 'sensitive nature' of its name.

Maybe that woman, Ms Lewinsky, is available to make a commercial.


20 posted on 07/15/2011 10:13:23 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: tlb
Is their American Sister City "Weiner, Arkansas?"

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=5433

Or Beaverton, Oregon?

21 posted on 07/15/2011 10:24:43 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: tlb

Did they try twitter?


23 posted on 07/15/2011 10:43:10 AM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Don’t forget Bags (WY)!


24 posted on 07/15/2011 11:40:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: tlb

bump it before its hidden in the sock drawer


25 posted on 07/15/2011 11:43:14 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

All towns should have been named by someone with a sense of humor.


26 posted on 07/16/2011 6:43:25 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Yes Palin can defeat the Obamanable snowman!)
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To: Vigilanteman; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; randita; Perdogg; SunkenCiv; Arthur Wildfire! March; ...

There is a Blue Ball, PA as well. It’s only 8 miles from Intercourse.


27 posted on 07/17/2011 1:40:08 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy
There is a Blue Ball, PA as well. It’s only 8 miles from Intercourse.

Go 3 miles further and you get to Paradise, PA.

28 posted on 07/17/2011 1:42:08 PM PDT by randita
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To: randita; fieldmarshaldj

There is a “Mount Joy” too. As well as “Bareville”, “Lititz” and “Bird-In-Hand”.

Those Amish.....


29 posted on 07/17/2011 2:46:18 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Naughty, naughty Amish-LOL.


30 posted on 07/17/2011 4:05:04 PM PDT by randita
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