I couldn't but help snigger when I read about Nanny banning the speaking of Welsh by telephone operators. Given that majority of people who live in Wales can't speak Welsh, it always seems to me an absurd waste of time and money that Nanny insists on dual language road signs and speakers in government offices etc.
Anyhoo, Nanny has decided that the speaking of Welsh could damage the vocal chords. Therefore union officials have succeeded in persuading the Vale of Glamorgan council to ban the traditional greetings "bore da" - meaning "good morning" - and "prynhawn da" - meaning "good afternoon".
The argument runs along the lines that as the workers first language is English, they could harm themselves trying to pronounce the phrases. They added the ban was in keeping with Health and Safety Executive's recommendation that call centre workers limit their phone time to preserve their vocal chords.
What a load of bollocks!
How can anyone take these people seriously if they waste their time and energy on such an absurd issue?
Needless to say, the local Plaid Cymru Councillor Steffan Williams was up in arms.
"I can't see how saying 'bore da'
will do people in a call centre any harm."
He then shot his credibility in the gonads by claiming that it was an infringement of human rights...bollocks!