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It’s the Maple Spring in Canada, eh?

When bratty Canadian students agitate for a tuition freeze, it’s just like the unrest in Tunisia!

Little wonder students’ imagination was stirred by the past year of world rebellion. That inspiration has been distilled in the movement’s main slogan, “Printemps érable,” a clever play on words that literally means Maple Spring but sounds like Arab Spring.

Clever? Ooookaaay.

The slogan was included in Canadian May Day protests:

Speakers from quebec student strike at #may1ott #ggi #non1625 #maplespring #cdnpoli #ottnews #printempserable

— May Day Ottawa (@MayDayOttawa) May 1, 2012

Are you feeling the clever now? Yeah, neither are we.

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