With the Calgary Stampede going on I decided to do some investigative journalism. All week leading up to the greatest outdoor show on earth I was reading articles about how Carnies hate being called Carnies and how we should refrain from using the term. But growing up, I had some family that travelled with Great Canadian Midway and they told me there is nothing wrong with the term Carnie.
To get to the bottom of it I went and simply asked if Carnies hate being called Carnies or not.
The results didn’t surprise me.
I’m a journalist.