Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong

historical-nonfiction:

Canola oil was originally called rapeseed oil, but rechristened by the Canadian oil industry in 1978 because it was hard to sell something with rape in the name. “Canola” is short for “Canadian oil.”

My grandfather never got used to calling it canola. He was always talking about the “rape fields.” It was jarring to hear him, as he was such a gentle, nice man.

(Source: BuzzFeed)

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