I just received this press release from Queen's. I'm passing it on for your benefit.
KINGSTON—Queen’s athletic department is requesting that all references to the word “Thigh” be removed from the song formally known as the “Oil Thigh” effective immediately.
The song will now be simply known as “The Oil.”
Sports information staff noted that the song has increasingly been referred to as just “The Oil” by first year residents at Vic Hall over the past few years. As Queen’s athletics does not wish to confuse the sons and daughters of Rosedale, it is felt that there is no other option to capitulate to the whims of their lazy use of the language.
It’s also been pointed out that changing the name will reduce the possibility of the engineers singing a terribly inappropriate version of the song that is dehumanizing to the young women of Queen’s. There will be no more “passing her down the line” on our watch.
Although we acknowledge that The Oil has been sung following every Queen’s touchdown for generations, and we realize that tradition is one of the cornerstones of Queen’s, please understand that we know best. It’s a new day, after all, and Queen’s athletics will not be stuck in its stuffy past.
It’s The Oil now. Deal with it.
(Editor's Note from Neate, 10:25 p.m.: Obviously, by no means did this come from Queen's University, and I apologize if any readers took it anything other than a satirical jab, and for any inconvenience that resulted.)
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