Preparing for Emergency, the Parody
points us to an amusing parody website
of a real UK government website on preparing for emergencies, with lovely bits like:
"Reduce fire hazards in your home. Children are the worst fire hazards; consider giving them up for adoption.
"Preparing for an emergency - What you can do
Look, it's an emergency. How are you supposed to prepare for it? It's in the bloody dictionary. " A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action." If you expect it, it's not an emergency, is it? Honestly."
While I certainly don't advocate this attitude, it's a fun website, especially when you see the government's protests
. Interesting, the real version
has been translated into Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish (how many people in the U.K. only
read one of those languages?) but still has to be translated into Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Punjabi, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, & Vietnamese. Those British Isles, they are a'changin'.
Also note the parody link to Cymraeg
; only last night I had a dream wherein I was explaining to some mysterious fellow that while the Scottish Thistle Unicorn, the English Rose and Lion, and even the Irish Harp of Tara made it onto the British Royal Coats of Arms, the humble Welsh Leek never did. Perhaps some things never change.