I thought we already called it "Canola"?
We do. Though technically Canola is low ereucid rape.
Only the Revolting Colonials call it that. The Brits don't, presumably because it's an abbreviation for Canadian Oil.
I think you should honor a great hero or heroine of England. Perhaps though, not an entertainer.
"The Izzards are blooming again" or "the Eltons came late this year" just sounds wrong.
Perhaps, considering the odor, you could pick an unpopular political leader?
The Camerons smell like piss sounds pretty good to me.
Fingers crossed for a hung parliament.
"Phwoar, the Chamberlain stinks to high heaven"?
I rather like Retchfleur. It's probably too French for the Brits, though, considering that they probably haven't switched to calling rape "canola" simply because those revolting colonials do it.
I would go with consent but for some reason pronounced CON-sent. Just to be a bitch.
Or just start calling it RAH-pay. Or rah-PAY.
I like calling chamomile shah-mo-mee-lay and there's nothing wrong with that one to begin with.
I like the idea, but it's probably too New World-y for the Brits. Like naming a place "Cairo" but pronouncing it "KAY-roh".
What a horrible name for a flower... When I read the first line of your entry I thought of something else, but thankfully you were talking about a flower.
I am all for renaming it.
I know! It's awful! It makes me feel terrible every time I speak of it.
I was just remarking how much I love yellow rape in the spring. and yeah the looks i get.
I can imagine. Like you just dropped your trousers in the middle of a swimsuit competition.
well where i end up sitting in the audience, not everybody can see me when i do that.
but then people would start joking that rape became consent-ual
Shhh. Not if you don't tell them.
I've always heard it referred to as oilseed rape, so I just call it oilseed. I dislike the name as much as you do.
Which brings to mind a slightly related issue: the preponderance (mostly among younger folk*) of the term "Facebook rape" (or "frape"), which is what happens when someone else posts a status update on your profile without your permission (e.g. you left it logged in a your flatmate posts something rude). I really don't like the term at all -it makes light of a very serious issue and makes me angry every time I see it. I wonder if I'm being overly sensitive.
*I'm showing my age!
I think a lot of people get more sensitive as they get older. That sounds like the kind of joke I might have ignored or laughed off when I was younger, but find just plain repugnant now.
I also find it another reason to hate Facebook.
Technically, "COnsent" is not the opposite of "rape", if that's what you were going for? It's a bit too general in meaning. We need a name that conveys "consensual and joyous physical love".
I therefore vote for option 4: "Slap'n'Tickle". =:o}
Mouthful of tea. Monitor. Combination almost as hilarious as your comment.
As I prefer the homey names for plants (ie. blackeyed susans, grass widows, bachelor buttons), I'd have to dub it "Pissweed."
Ooh, that's a good one. It may be overly accurate for the marketing department though. I doubt people want to use pissweed oil, even if it's for biofuel.