[Spellyans] BBC Broadcast

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Tue Jan 26 15:35:20 GMT 2010

Yes, I did see this.  Some presenter/interviewer from way out of  
Cornwall, perpetuating the Dolly Pentreath list and with the usual  
sneery attitude we've come to expect from the BBC.  'Do you speak  
Cornish?' he asked the barmaid.  'No," she replied.  'Thank God for  
that,' he said.

Still, Mick, Ray and Denise held their own.  Rather well, I thought.

I've missed the Radio Cornwall programme today on which some academic  
from the University of Durham is being allowed to opine that the  
Cornish, as a people, don't exist.  (If this was done against a black  
or Asian group, there would be all hell to pay and probably  
prosecutions as well).  Ok, so I don't exist, therefore this message  
has never been sent.


On 26 Gen 2010, at 14:42, j.mills at email.com wrote:

> For those who missed the BBC broadcast concerning the Cornish  
> language (Monday 25 January), it can be found on BBC iPLayer at
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00qg3bb/Inside_Out_South_West_25_01_2010/ 
>  .
> Fast forward to about 9 mins 50 secs into the programme for the part  
> concerning the Cornish language.
> Ol an gwella
> Jon
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