There’s an ongoing joke on Twitter right now about Beaver vs Bieber. That reminded me of a note I wrote on FB a long time ago (can’t believe it’s been three years). But before that perhaps I should give you a bit of a background.
In order to become a citizen, I had to pass the the Citizenship test. So, I was given a book I had to study. I learned some things and I refreshed some othesr that I had learned just by living here.
I learned about the confederation, the Canadian Flag, and other Canadian symbol such as the Beaver.
Cute little furry creatures, beavers are. I find them amazing.
Wikipedia defines Beavers as semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. The beaver works as a keystone species in an ecosystem by creating wetlands that are used by many other species. Next to humans, no other animal does more to shape its landscape.
So, yadda, yadda, Beaver is a Canadian icon, featured in our currency, the nickel! or 5 cent coin.
I’ve seen tons of cute beavers featured in several government documents. The beaver is the first symbol in the symbol page of the Canadian Heritage website
So, it really blows my mind that some people have such a dirty mind as to think that a beaver logo has sexual connotation.
Sure I understand that sometimes the word beaver can be used to denote certain part of the female anatomy. Though luck.
You would think that people in their 30’s and 40’s would be mature enough to understand that context is everything?
You know the saying “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder? well I think that dirtyness is in the eyes of the beholder.