Did you hear the story about the public servant who was fired for refusing to use the Conservative phrase "Canada's New Government" in official correspondence? It happened last September, and now Rick Mercer has posted the email exchange that got the guy fired (it was originally published in Harper's. Why an American magazine?). It is an excellent, excellent two-minute read, and I highly recommend it, even if you aren't planning to join the public service. You'll be pleased to know that the scientist, Andrew Okulitch, was rehired after the misunderstanding.