A New Democratic member of parliament in Ottawa refuses to apologize for tweeting the F-word in response to a Conservative move to cut off the budget debate. A former construction worker, he said he was using “normal industrial language” and while some colleagues probably didn’t appreciate his phrasing, he believes they feel the same way. No doubt the Member of Parliament was not the first guy to use that term, or phrase.
Around here, it’s recognized that the F in Forestry-related business occasionally even makes its way onto the lumber trading floor. However, some consider it unprofessional, even in the heat of hectic trading activity spurred by positive U.S. growth outlook reports this week. Even so, at the end of one such happy week, we’re set to acknowledge the F in Friday.