Tuesday, December 08, 2009


While doing my reading-volunteer thing today, I flicked through a book of nursery rhymes at the school and was surprised to find that it contained "Taffy was a Welshman, Taffy was a thief". I would have thought that that poem would be out of fashion with modern educational theories, but maybe not. Possibly we're trying to encourage the young folk nowadays to distrust the Welsh and to deal with persistent thieves by flinging a poker at their heads.


Mike said...

I am shocked.

Maybe you could burn the book like the Philippines did with Beatles records.

Geoff said...

Surely just a lesson that correlation is not causation?

Although the vigilantism is probably part of the national curriculum.