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NY Times is just as immature about Dildo, Newfoundland’s name as you are

The Grey Lady sure got sophomoric here.

 

April Siese

Internet Culture

Published Jul 4, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 12:27 pm CDT

“What in the World” is a New York Times column bringing the more fascinating proclivities, curious trends, and vignettes of place to the masses.

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Writers have penned columns about the adorable Hello Kitty construction barriers I nearly ate shit on in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district while also exploring the (literal) speed bumps of Mexico. The series’s latest offering just happens to go in on Dildo—Newfoundland, that is.

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Accompanying a fairly straightforward piece regarding the whaling and fishing town’s odd name is the most non-New York Times graphic the paper has ever produced. It’s as if the Gray Lady turned into the prepubescent boy with a potty mouth.

Readers have expressed a mixture of shock, delight, and outrage on Twitter—sort of like when the “I Survived Dildo Days” shirts sell out during Dildo’s annual boat festival featuring Capt. Dildo himself.

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https://twitter.com/ChewyYorkie/status/749913593458593792

https://twitter.com/hoopycat/status/749963787927638016

In addition to Dildo, the piece references the many banger towns of Newfoundland, including Ass Rock, Come By Chance, and Spread Eagle Island. All of these are just begging for their own questionable geographic imagery. Imagine what the great minds at the New York Times can come up with.

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Grey Lady, we’re waiting.

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*First Published: Jul 4, 2016, 3:42 pm CDT