Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Nanny Bans Welsh

Nanny Bans WelshI 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!


  1. What a wonderful "reason" for ending the teaching of all foreign languages in schools!

    French twists your tongue in knots, German lacerates your tonsils, etc.

    What tripe.

  2. Anonymous11:03 AM

    "call centre workers" should "limit their phone time to preserve their vocal chords"????? Surely then, by extension of this principle, speaking in any language should also be banned.

    As a socialist, I want to disown this piffle which appears to come from those on the left. Of course I would argue that none of this comes from what I consider real "left", since Labour and the trade union movement have long abandoned all of their socialist principles (and common sense it seems). Thank goodness for sites like yours that allow us to laugh at arseholes like this.

  3. Anonymous11:24 PM

    Beyond parody!