Particularly dangerous Welsh Language signs to carry a government health warning

Government Announces Ban on Speaking Welsh to halt the spread of media-borne infection

by Steve  Cook. [Originally published on my Daily Scare Blog]

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Hysteria, Jane Fibbs, this morning announced to a hushed and cynical press gathering in which dozens of top journalists pretended to listen, a "Titanic of urgently-needed reforms" designed to halt the spread of Covid19 infection and other media-borne diseases.

She said,

"The government will today put in place emergency laws that are actually merely guidelines with the force of law except that they cannot be enforced. These guidelines will from tomorrow morning ban the speaking in public (or private) of languages that involve the use of a lot of phlegm and spitting such as in the Welsh sounds for LL and CH (see pronunciation guide here). Such languages include, for example, Welsh and . . . er, Welsh."

She explained further that Welsh sign language is all right as long as not accompanied by spitting.

Whilst especially dangerous Welsh-language signage (see above) will henceforth carry a government health warning to deter people from trying to read them out loud (as so many people like to do), many Welsh place names will be subject to a temporary ban in favor of their English translation, such as the following,

It is believed that as well as saving millions of lives, the changes may in fact help English holidaymakers when asking for directions.

Moreover, some phrases that are particularly harmful when uttered in Welsh will henceforth be declared illegal with stiff fines for anyone caught uttering them.

Outlawed phrases include,


“Os gwelwch yn dda sefyll ymhell yn ôl i bellter diogel, rwy’n dueddol o dagu.” (Please stand well back to a safe distance, I am inclined to stutter.")