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Friday, June 14, 2024
Letter: ‘NOTLers’ is not an appropriate nickname
Letter to the editor. Supplied

Dear editor:

I have been reading The Lake Report since the paper started and have been enjoying it.

Recently there has been an expression in the paper that I find very offensive – “NOTLers.”

I was born and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake and am very proud of it.

The first time I heard the term NOTLers was about a year ago. I was with some friends and they did not care for the terminology either.

This may be an expression that new arrivals to NOTL have started to use but I find it terribly offensive and unnecessary.

Just because the letters NOTL are there does not mean you can add other letters to them. We are Niagara-on-the-Lake people and proud of it.

People from Barrie are Barrians; in Orillia people are Orillians. I could keep going but I think you get the idea.

Seeing the term NOTLer used in The Lake Report just makes me want to stop reading it.

I may not live in Niagara-on-the-Lake any more but I am down there as often as I can and have family and friends there.

Please for the sanity of the people who were born and raised there, who lived there or continue to live there, stop using that ridiculous term.

Dolores Hindle-Derbyshire
Niagara Falls

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