Saturday, November 19, 2016

that's "f-a-r-t" for those unfamiliar with the word

Michelle Rempel, right
A row has blown up in the Canadian parliament - over the word "fart".
When Conservative MP Michelle Rempel accused the government of treating the province of "Alberta like a fart in the room" over jobs, Green Party leader Elizabeth May took exception.
However, it was not the accusations of inaction which riled Ms May.
"I heard her say a word I know is distinctly unparliamentary, and I think she may want to withdraw it," the shocked Ms May said.
"The word was f-a-r-t," she continued, spelling it out clearly so as not to repeat the offending term....
Unsurprisingly, the row has caused great hilarity on social media - especially in light of the political upheaval taking place just across the border.
"With all eyes on Trump's destruction of US politics and civil society, a silent but deadly political scandal in Canada," tweeted Josh Greenberg, director of one of Canada's leading journalism schools.
In the U.S., democracy may seem to be going down the shitter. In Canada, there's a little more foreplay.


  1. I'm struggling to get over the national embarrassment and embrace the hilarity of human stupidity. It's not going that well, but i need something to embrace that makes all of this survivable.

  2. There was an opposition Malaysian female politician whose surname went as 'Kok'. Quite a debate in parliament days ago as well over why she had such a last name.