Tuesday, December 12, 2006

No Smoking in the 'Fangre'

An interesting piece of info in today's Telegraph about 'No Smoking' signs in Wales. For donkey's years there has been widespread use of the notice 'Dim Ysmygu' which means 'No smoking'. But it seems that the Assembly Government has decided on a new sign which says 'Mae ysmygu yn y fangre hon yn erbyn y gyfraith'.
Now there is nothing unusual in the Assembly Goverment coming up with an announcement which is gobbledegook beyond understanding - but on this occassion they have gone one better than usual. I am told that no-one has ever heard of this word 'Fangre'. The Telegraph tells us that it is a word that has not been used in living memory. We truly have a backwards looking Government.

1 comment:

Welsh Spin said...

Any chance of a hyperlink Glyn?