Saturday, August 02, 2008

Baa Baa Black Sheep: Rich What Gets the Pleasure

Baa Baa Black Sheep in British Sign Language? Boris Watch doesn't explain this as political correctness gone mad. Or why Boris is to blame.

I doubt either is actually the case.

The rhyme - see above link - appears in both Sweden and Holland with a white animal addressed, and in Denmark with speaking sheep of unspecified hue. Ultra politically correctees make the sheep "rainbow". I ask you.

The basic arithmetic was in fact: one third tax to bastard landowner, one third to bastard church, and just a chuffing third left for t'bastard farmer. Nothing at all for t'poor kid who talked to the completely fleeced sheep and kept their bastard spirits up.

UPDATE Sunday 15:09: See comment from Tom. Relates to the BNP Barnpot supported appointment of the ultra un-PC Anthony Browne, formerly of the ultra-un-political (and un-correct) Policy Exchange, as BoJo's Mayoral Director of Policy.


Tom said...

Background to my Boris Watch snippet:

a) there exists a peculiarly annoying form of British political life that thinks that teaching children sign language and changing the lyrics of nursery rhymes is the vanguard of a liberal BBC conspiracy to remove our Britishness, pollute our bodily fluids and general turn us into Muslims
b) these people are idiots
c) Boris just appointed one as his Director of Policy
d) it's therefore within the realm of Boris Watching to wonder why Boris has appointed an idiot as his Director of Policy
e) first we need to prove that he's an idiot
f) this can partially be done by pointing out the inconsistencies in the 'PC Gone Mad' narrative, such as, in this case, a nursery so right-on and inclusive as to teach sign language (and operates in a fairly multiethnic part of the world, to boot) has no problems with 'Baa Baa Black Sheep', which is one of the most pervasive PC myths
g) there's more where that came from.

I thank you for you kind attention.

Anonymous said...

"Baa Baa Black Sheep" ?

I thought that was one of the more overused chat up lines in North Wales !


Chris Paul said...

Thanking you Tom and GW both. Looking forward to further instalments.