Tolerance meaning that they didn’t whip and burn Jews and Quakers.
Let’s Make Fun of a State: Rhode Island

That’s a step up from the “moderate tolerance” of a few generations before, when they agreed that “tolerance” meant not having that post-heretical burning barbecue.

That’s not a cannibalism joke. It’s a, “well, we’ve got this fire here…anyone got some bratwurst?” joke.

Oog. Made myself cringe, there.

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