What’s wrong with bilin­gual warn­ings?

Western Mail - - WM2 -

IN HIS let­ter “Don’t let your wrath blind you to the truth” (Septem­ber 15) Peter H Brook­side ends by ask­ing why no-one has an­swered his orig­i­nal ques­tion.

It was whether Cardiff bin lor­ries’ au­to­mated English “ve­hi­cle is re­vers­ing” should be fol­lowed by the same alert in Welsh.

The an­swer is so sim­ple that he should have known it him­self. We live in a world where there is hardly a coun­try or state that does not have at least two lan­guages.

Here in Wales, ear­lier this decade an act of Par­lia­ment made Welsh an of­fi­cial lan­guage in Wales, so bin lor­ries in Cardiff and else­where use both lan­guages. It re­ally is that sim­ple.

Neil Tay­lor Rhyl

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