Thursday, May 19, 2016

Names and Naming

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is leading a drive to rename the province of British Columbia. Although I have not spoken to Lawrence about this, I have heard from sources that the most popular entry so far is Cactus Club.

Another instance of our replacement image-text economy concerns the Bank of Canada's competition to put a picture of a woman on a banknote. So far the leading candidate is activist Nellie McClung.

Finally, since some people cannot stop referring to the content of Stan Douglas's Abbott & Cordova 7 August 1971 (2008) as "the Gastown Riot of 1971," how about the more accurate, albeit more cumbersome, Gastown Police Action?

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