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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sing a song of sixpence

Another reason to wonder how civilization managed to survive for thousands of years, or at least in this case, for the past 500 years without Nanny Government overseeing individuals' health and safety through it's many laws.

A supermarket thought it would be a good idea to have a sixpence inserted in their store-bought (dare I say it) Christmas pudding, only to have that idea nixed because they may "constitute a choking hazard".

"We can't supply the coin already mixed into the pudding," a spokesman said. "Instead we have provided a collector's card with the coin attached that you can place under a plate or table mat for one lucky friend or family member to find."

Well, there you go, another tradition biting the dust.

I'm still waiting for Nanny Government to change the name of Christmas pudding to Winter Equinox pudding, or Winter Holiday pudding or Hug a Evergreen Tree pudding, or some such.


At 11:36 AM , Anonymous the letter b said...

so as not to offend em "persons" of other ethnic origin [ooh i'm struggling to sound PC] who happen to be not celebrating christmas eh?

At 12:04 PM , Anonymous Alison said...

I guess they dont want to get sued when someone pretends to choke.

Sixpence remains in my Christmas pudding!

p.s Alice, i agree with what you said about people chucking mud at the US. I feel the same way about Britain. Problem is if someone chucks enough, it sticks. I have plenty to moan about but just want to make sure it is directed at the people to blame (present government) and not 'the British' in general. That was all. Im not anti US in the slightest. Quite the opposite. Great blog.

At 12:27 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Ah, but b, other religions (ethnic groups) get to celebrate their holidays/holydays don't they without any type of persecution ~ and if they don't, they should be able to.

Alison, as you can see, I write both American and British happenings because being from the states and now living here, I feel a kinship between the two. I, too, don't hold anything against Brits for the government's or media's shenanigans. And that goes for American gov't and media ~ they can all be (sometimes) wankers in my most humbled opinion.

At 3:46 PM , Blogger krip said...

Christmas pudding.
Mm mm mm.....

At 4:34 PM , Blogger Shooting Parrots said...

I hate Christmas pud, it's far too rich for me. But the one thing that made me tuck in as a kid was the prospect of unearthing a tanner. Methinks this is not so much the government talking as the company's legal department.

At 6:03 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

I don't care for Christmas pudding either; it reminds me of fruitcake, which I really, really dislike.

At 3:49 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

The American government is not responsible for chucking Christmas and Easter. Nearest that I can figure - it's the educrats that have done so. Most of this stuff comes up around citizens suing the public school district over the use of the real holiday names.

Also the ACLU. The ACLU is going after Christians big time in all walks of life. It's the ACLU that brought suit against cities for Christmas displays, the ACLU that went after that teacher. No problems with teaching Islam in our public school system - just absolutely NO symbols of Christianity or Judaism allowed. Not even in a 'multi-cultural' WINTER HOLIDAY display.

It's the leftist establishment that is on the attack here. Not the federal government. Oh! I meant say Federal Government.

At 3:52 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh! And about the Christmas pudding - I think it is a very nice tradition. All I could see was ambulance chasers the minute I heard about it though. Law suits would run the gamut, from cracking of teeth to choking to blocked intestine.

At 9:19 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

I agree with everything, Monicar.


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