Anyone who studied journalism at Ottawa’s Carleton University in the mid-1970s remembers Mel Thistle, a first-year professor who used two acronyms to deliver a basic message about perception and reality. WIGO stood for What Is Going On. WIMTH meant What It Means to Humans. I thought of Thistle last week when I saw the National Hockey League’s bloodless reaction to the outpouring of fan euphoria on news that the Atlanta Thrashers are moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba. I’ve never been a die-hard ...

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